By Ahmed Ahmed
A Group under the auspices of All Progressive Congress (APC) Support Groups from Northern Nigeria has endorsed Hon. Muktar Aliyu Betara member representing Biu, Bayo, Shani and Kwaya Kusar constituency, Borno state in the 10th House of Representatives.
Hon Murtala Garba ,National Coordinator Coalition of APC Northern Support Groups made the appeal at the Press conference of the coalition on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said leadership of over 38 APC Support Groups from Northern Nigeria have appealed for a speakership position in the north east and endorsement of Hon. Muktar Aliyu Betara for the position.
“It shows that the amount of love in our hearts for this great personality is dormant. Hon. Aliyu Betara, a leader and elder, Organizer and Mobilizer, Betara has the encyclopedic knowledge of the house and the country at large.
“It is a statement of part that the composition of 10th national assemblies indeed, represents a robust gathering of lawmakers in their prime and positioned to ensure quality representation in 10th Assembly.
“Therefore, it beholds the leadership of the APC the majority party in the house ensure that it changes reflect the urgency of now,” he said
Garba said the coalition of northern APC Support Group appealed to the party to zone the speakership to the north, in particular north east, to balance the zoning structure.
“We the coalition of APC Support Group gathered today to endorse Betara, as 10th speaker of the house of representative which our reasons are as follows.
“Because Betara has vast knowledge in legislative appearances and leadership. As a chairman on appropriations succeeded in having the June-June budget cycle changed to a repairable Jan to Dec. one for a more effective budget implementation.
“Provision of job opportunity for 4,500 beneficiaries across the nation and relate with people in respect of religion, ethnicity or tribe. Nigeria is indeed lucky to have person like Betara,” he said
The National coordinator added that Betara has been lauded for his critical decision making and crises management skills in the house and as a young man with talent whose youth are the backbones of any societal development.
He stressed that Nigeria needed a team player like Betara as the 10th speaker of the house, to build on the achievement of Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of 9th Assembly.
“We are confidence that Betara have the ability to carry all lawmakers along in spite of political divide, because a lot of new members will be coming into the house,
“Therefore Betara will be a perfect fit as the country’s next speaker because of his long legislative experience.
“We have studied the lawmaker closely by monitoring his progression and development in the house for more than two decade,,” he said
Garba also described Betara as one of the re-rest unapologetic believers in the grand ideas of His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu