Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajamiamila has made his first appointment a few minutes after taking oath of office.
He appointed Honorable Sanusi Rickiji, former Speaker of Zamfara State as his Chief of staff
He thanked former Speaker Yakubu Dogara for his role in the emergence of Hon Ahmed Idris Wase (unopposed) as the Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives
Gbajabiamila secured 282 votes to defeat his only challenger, Umar Bago who garnered a paltry 76 votes.
Like Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Gbajabiamila was the preferred candidate of the APC in 2015 but Yakubu Dogara, who was then of the APC, had teamed up with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to defeat him.
Dogara had defeated him with just eight votes.
While the sorting of votes was ongoing, Bago walked up to Gbajabiamila to congratulate him and this elicited a thunderous round of applause among their colleagues.