Betara Remains Unbeatable Says Gudaji Kazaure.

In similar vein, a member of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure has declared that Muktar Aliyu Betara, another aspirant, remains unbeatable in the race for Speakership.

*He described Betara as a man with tremendous goodwill that could easily sweep the race for the Speakership of the 10th Assembly*.

The Jigawa-born politician recalled that Betara singlehandedly influenced the votes that led to the emergence of Yakubu Dogara and his successor, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila as Speakers of the House of Representatives in the 8th and 9th Assemblies.

*He maintained that Betara, who chairs the House Committee on Appropriation, remains indispensable in the race for speakership*.

He advised Gagdi to strike a deal with Betara to decide which of them would succeed the outgoing Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.

*“The truth is Betara is the major contender in this race. If he is with Gagdi, he would win 100 percent. They understand each other. They know each other. Betara is a good man; he is a very gentleman who is always calm and silent.”*

*Kazaure, who warned the APC leadership against imposition of Speakership candidate on the House, described Betara as the father of the House that is admired by the entire members of the House of Representatives*.

MEANWHILE, a group of newly elected members of the lower chamber, under the auspices of New Vision, has also expressed support for the lawmaker representing Biu/Bayo/Shani Federal Constituency of Borno state, Muktar Aliyu Betara.

The lawmakers, drawn from the six-geo political zones, insisted that they would not support imposition of any lawmaker contesting for the office.

Drawn from the All Progressives Congress (APC), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), and other political parties, the lawmakers unanimously pledged support for Betara’s aspiration, noting that the Borno-born lawmaker is the most qualified among the contenders for the Speakership position.

*Rising from a meeting with new members-elect from the South-South late Friday night in Abuja, member-elect representing Obudu/Obanliku/Bekwara federal constituency, Cross River, Peter Akpanke, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said members of the group have been moving across the country to garner support for Betara, who is also the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation.*

*Noting that the lawmakers had met most of the contenders for the Speakership position, Akpanke said only Betara showed sincere commitment to work with the executive arm in solving the mirage of challenges bedeviling the country.*

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