Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has announced plans to seek a re-election into the National Assembly come 2019.
Dogara announced his decision on Tuesday while addressing his constituents at his Abuja residence.
The Speaker said he was already contemplating stepping aside, having represented the constituency for almost 12 years.
He, however, said he was overwhelmed by the show of solidarity from his supporters, noting that because of their “sacrifice”, he will once again represent them.
While stating that some people had already started rejoicing over reports that he would not run again, he reaffirmed his commitment to attracting development to the area and creating opportunities for the people to thrive.