The faithful on Tuesday in Abuja, took turns to offer prayers between 2.pm and 3.50pm at the passage behind the chairs in the chambers.
While members-elect cast their votes to decide who becomes the presiding officer of the 9th Assembly, the guests, made up of family, friends, party members and well wishers observed the process.
The contest for the office of the Speaker was between Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) and Rep. Umar Bago (APC-Niger).
A total of 358 members-elect casted their votes to decided the leadership of the house while two were absent.
Gbajabiamila emerged winner of the contest after pulling a total of 281 votes to beat Bago who pulled 76 votes.