By Nura Salami
The immediate past Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has emerged the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.
Gbajabiamila who represents Surulere 1 constituency garnered 281 votes to defeat his only contender, Umar Bago, who garnered 76 votes. One vote was invalid.
Bago congratulated Gbajabiamila before the counting of votes ended.
Gbajabiamila, who is the longest-serving lawmaker in the House, was endorsed by the All Progressives Congress.
He had in the past been minority leader and also majority leader of the House.