“We are in politics to serve humanity. It doesn’t behove on us to hold the public office for personal gains,” Stokes, the country’s first woman speaker, said.

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An undated handout photograph made available by Spanish airline Swiftair on 24 July 2014 showing the Swiftair McDonnell Douglas MD-83.

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