Election for the office of the Speaker of the 9th Assembly has commenced with Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) and Rep. Umar Bago (APC-Niger) in the race.
This was sequel to the call for nominations by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, at the inauguration of members-elect on Tuesday on the floor of the house.
While accepting the nomination, Gbajabiamila promised to serve selflessly if elected speaker of the house.
Bago while accepting his nomination said that his aspiration was for generations to come.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that out of the 360 members- elect, 358 are present and eligible to vote.