Between Tambuwal And PDP: Can The Speaker Be At The Threshold Of Defection?
In the wake of the beginning of the third session, the Speaker of the 7th House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, delivered a speech in what many public commentators observed as a call to mature politics. In this analysis, ABDULSALAM BADAMASI captures the Speaker’s central message from the Green Chambers.
Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal the Speaker of the 7th House of Representatives , and technically the no. 4 man of the 4th republic delivered a bold speech last week Tuesday at the beginning of the second leg of their term (their 3rd session) as federal lawmakers. The sixteen paragraph speech was both introspective and retrospective, carried within were three central messages; unity-the inspiration found in the collective/togetherness, independence-the defiance to be independent, to dare to repel external forces, no matter how mighty “by choosing our own leaders”, and the willingness to heed past mistakes by acknowledging them, the willingness not to “kill the man inside us by remaining silent”.