Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yusuf Lasun, has said he would not resign as the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.
Since he was elected the deputy speaker, Lasun had been under immense pressure to resign from members of his party in the South West.
Lasun defeated his rival, Mr. Mohammed Monguno, from Borno State, to become the deputy speaker on June 9. He polled 203 votes as against153 votes scored by Munguno.
Reacting on the development, Lasun insisted that he would not resign having been duly elected to occupy the position.
The deputy speaker disclosed this shortly after the House Welfare Committee was inaugurated.
It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress, APC from the South West had asked him to step down for former Minority Leader of the House, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, to take over the seat of deputy speaker.
But he dismissed the call describing it as mere speculation, stressing that he would not resign.
“I went through an election on the mandate of the Speaker (Mr. Yakubu Dogara),” Lasun stated.
Shedding light on the National Assembly budget, Lasun defended the N150 billion the legislature had spent as its budget since 2010.
The budget was only reduced to N120bn in the 2015 Appropriation Act.

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