In the past few weeks ,I have had the opportunity to sit down alone and ponder upon the reasons that keep pulling me towards the quest for the Speakership of the House of Representatives.

As dignifying as the position may sound and as attractive as its allure may also be ,I have managed to ask myself,again and again, what do I really desire in seeking this position. Is it the mere craze for attention or a  consuming desire to be seen and heard that has continued to egg my inner make-up on to continue to canvass support from colleagues in the House and from Nigerians in general?

Hon. Y.B. Yakubu
For the umpteenth time,I have found out it is the latter. My answer to myself and,indeed,to anyone who has bothered to ask me the reason I am vying for this position,remains the same:I am merely driven by  the ideals of SERVICE to continue to offer my humble talents,treasure and time to see how I can adequately contribute to the growth and development of my country.

Across the country, anywhere I go I find myself asking the same question and getting the same answer:What can I do to make my country better?What steps should I take to be in the position to actualise my noble dreams and vision for our great country,believing,albeit incurably, that God has given us all we need to succeed as a nation and that with the right leadership Nigeria can lead the world.

For me, there is so much to do within so short a time. Our nation requires nothing but men and women who share the vision of a Great Nigeria to beat a path of national vision,rebirth and ambition so that others will follow.

What we require is for a group, like we have in the House of Representatives or in the National Assembly as a whole,to position itself as a vanguard for a New Nigeria. Definitely,we shall win many a convert in the dream as long as I our intentions remain pure and our focus remains defined. I am prepared to be one of the leaders of such a vanguard;hence this quest.

As I move around in the weeks and months ahead to solicit your support and cooperation for me to emerge Speaker in the Ninth Assembly House of Representatives due to be inaugurated early June, one thing will remain clear on my mind and that is the very possibilities that we can realise as a people if we place development in the heart of our individual and collective efforts.

I see our nation getting better. I see Executive-Legislative harmony and collaboration that would make for a better Nigeria. I see Nigeria becoming better in our time. I see the best years ahead and I know that we at the National Assembly, particularly, we in the Green Chambers, can make it work if we believe in it

 I,therefore, call on all of you,my dear colleagues,to join me to realise the Nigeria of our collective dreams by supporting my humble aspiration to lead the next House ,not as one who requires power for the sake of power,but one who would with your kind partnership achieve Unity,Stability, Accountability, Quality Service- Delivery,Accessibility and National Cohesion. I shall in my Legislative Agenda that will soon become public document enumerate for the sake of clarity the road maps that I have designed to aid our reaching the afore-stated goals.

Long Live the House of Representatives

Long Live the National Assembly

Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Thank you for your time.

Hon.Yusuf Buba Yakub.

Member Representing Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency and Aspirant to the Speakership 2019.