I will not be the speaker of APC; I will be the speaker of the House – Dyegh

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John Dyegh who holds a doctorate degree in Economic History represents Gboko/Tarka federal constituency of Benue State and is aspiring for the position of speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. In this interview with some journalists in Abuja, the third-term lawmaker speaks on his ambition and why the north central should produce the speaker. JAMES KWEN brings the excerpts:

Why did you throw yourself into the ring to contest for the office of speaker? How prepared are you for this position?

I believe that I have the requisite experience and competence to lead the 9th House of Representatives having spent eight years in the Green Chamber. I am mentally, physically and psychologically prepared and it is my conviction that my colleagues who know my abilities and capabilities would like to have a speaker like me. Remember, I am coming in for third term and in the legislature, the longer you stay, the more experienced and efficient you become. So, I am coming into the race with a rich wealth of legislative experience that will benefit Nigerians. Again, my decision to contest for speaker is also a response to the clarion call by my Constituents, Honourable colleagues in the House across party lines, party faithful and other stakeholders in the North Central geopolitical zone and Nigeria in general, for me to offer myself for this office. And like I said, when I was making my declaration, I am ready to offer my time and talents, and make sacrifices for the good of every Nigerian. Also, my decision to join this race is based on my unyielding faith in a united and prosperous Nigeria.

So, what exactly are you bringing to the table should you be voted as speaker?

We intend to ensure enhanced capacity of …