Following composition of the 10th House of Representatives standing committees by Speaker Tajudeen Abbas on Thursday, a group of lawmakers, “Like-mind” have dismissed insinuation of rancour within its fold.
The group numbering six lawmakers including the Deputy Chief of Staff to the speaker, Mr Chamberlain Dunkwu dispelled the rumour at a joint press conference in Abuja.
The spokesman of the group, Mr Ikenga Ugochinyere, said the composition of the Committees was rigthly done, adding that the Speaker put the interest of members above any personal or pecuniary interest.
The Lawmaker stated that the speaker had exhibited that he would satisfy all interest group in the House, adding that this he had done without inhibition.
According to him, Abbas has started living up to their expectations, so majority of members of the 10th Assembly are commending his leadership style.
Mr Ugochinyere explained that the speaker and the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu considered the interests of members in decision making, adding that this was seen in the composition of principal officers and chairmanship of the standing committee.
He observed that the parliament was more united than ever, adding that the composition of the standing committee cut across different interests including those who contested the speakership with him.
“You can see, the main challenger, Rep Aliyu Betera was giving Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Committee, Rep. Sani Jaji was made chairman of Ecological fund.
“Also, Rep. Miriam Onuhoa was made the chairman of Tetfund, Rep. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa was made the chairman of Petroleum Resources Upstream, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi was made the chairman of Committee on Navy, ” he said.
The Lawmaker said their frontline supporters were equally considered for committee chairmanship, adding that the composition was a reflection of the unity that existed, and they have promised on focusing on delivering on people mandate.