Female contender Nkiruka Onyejeocha says she is still in the race for the speakership of the ninth National Assembly, she denies trading her political pursuit for the position of the chief whip of the House of Representatives
The ranking lawmaker argues that it would be better for her to be comfortable with being a member than stress herself because of a political bargain.
Onyejeocha who happens to be a member of the House of Representatives and contender for the speakership of the ninth National Assembly has denied stepping down or using the opportunity as a bargaining strategy.
Onyejeocha, a member of the All Progressives Congress from Abia state, said she was still in the race and continuing with consultations and engagements ahead of the election of principal officers of the National Assembly, Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Onyejeocha said the claim of she stepping down to accept the position of chief whip of the House was false.
“Why would I want to bargain for anything less than the office of the speaker. I am a very serious-minded person; I do not give into frivolities and will not be a game for anybody, “I will not use speakership to bargain for anything; it is more comfortable for me to sit down and remain a ranking member than going through the stress,” she said.
Nkiruka Onyejeocha said she is still in the race and will continue to engage members to whom she is yet to reach out. however, E247mag has earlier reported how Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the House of Representatives member representing Isiukwuato/ Umunneochi federal constituency of Abia state, disclosed the reason she wants to become speaker of the House.