Tambuwal: ‘Formidable Team’ Will Take Nigeria To The Highest Level In 2015

Aminu-TambuwalSpeaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal yesterday said a “formidable team” would take Nigeria “to the highest level” in 2015.

He, however, did not shed more light on membership of the team just as he declined comments on his rumoured Presidential ambition. He said he was more concerned about steering the wheels of leadership in the House.

Tambuwal made this known while addressing reporters in Lagos after delivering the Quarterly Business Lecture of the Island Club.

He spoke on the topic: The Legislature and the growth of our democracy.

During a question-and-answer session after his lecture, Tambuwal said: “The future is very bright for Nigeria and it will witness a very great and important development come 2015, to usher in a formidable team that will take Nigeria to the highest level.”

On his rumoured presidential ambition in 2015, he said: “I’m hearing about Presidential ambition from you for the first time. Let’s talk about something else. What I want to do for now is to stabilise the House of Representatives and ensure that we complete our tenure the way we have started. By the grace of God, we shall be remembered positively.”

On the leadership crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Speaker said it was normal under a democracy and dispelled the notion that his membership of PDP was under threat.

“I am a member of the PDP and my membership is not threatened. The crisis in PDP is part of democracy. It’s part of democratic evolution. When you have a big family like that, you are bound to have some disagreements, even between husband and wife and among family members you have arguments. And we’re addressing them gradually,” he said.

On the latest bloody insurgence of the Boko Haram sect which led to the killing on Monday of seven students and two teachers in Damaturu, Yobe State capital despite the State of Emergency, Tambuwal said the security agencies deserve to be commended for their efforts so far in bringing the situation under control.

“I think the security agencies are doing their best, and I think we’re getting some positive results from the efforts they are making so far. We should continue to encourage them,” he said.


  1. Tambuwal should pls fight corruption by first telling Nigerians how much he earns pa, and be effective in the mandate he has today by reviewing those laws that allow a judge to use his/her discretion when dealing with high profile corruption only to stipulate prison sentence for handset stealing.
    Otherwise, I see him and his band as politricians who only want to lay their hands on the pie.
    It’s only in Nigeria that some1 who has failed will ask for greater responsibility. Na tief?

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