Honourable Yakubu Dogara, representing a constituency in Bauchi State, has emerged the Speaker of the 8th House of Representatives in Nigeria.
Mr Yakubu Dogara of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Mr Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos State in the south-west region in the election held on Tuesday.
Before the result of the election was announced by the Clerk of the House, Honourable Dogara on his Twitter handle wrote: “To God be the glory”. Mr Dogara polled 182 votes against Hon. Gbajabiamila’s 174 votes.