The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhasan Doguwa, on Wednesday, hit back at his critics, stressing that any leader who can manage four wives and 28 children like him can aspire to become the Speaker in the 10th Assembly.
Doguwa’s statement was a response to criticism that he lacks the competence and right temperament to replace the current speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, owing to his erratic behaviour.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Dogunwa disclosed that those trying to portray him in bad light probably misperceived his attitude.
He said, “Even as Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, I did not exhibit any high temperament. For those who refer to me as a high-level temperamental person, they have misperceived Ado Doguwa, the man who has four wives and 28 children. I have never had a divorce. That shows I have what it takes to excel as the next Speaker. I will be a carpet for Nigerians to march or walk on.