Abass, Kalu: APC Reveals Preferred Candidate for 10th NASS Leadership Despite G6 Resistance

Abass, Kalu: APC Reveals Preferred Candidate for 10th NASS Leadership Despite G6 Resistance

  • The leadership of the ruling APC has revealed its preferred choice that would succeed the outgoing deputy speaker of the House, Ahmed Wase, in the 10th assembly
  • The APC has insisted that Dr Tajudeen Abasss is the right man for the job to emerge as the speaker of the 10th legislature
  • Meanwhile, the incoming legislature, the 10th National Assembly, will be inaugurated next week Tuesday, June 14

The speakership bid of Dr Tajudeen Abass has yet again received a major boost.

This is as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind Abass' candidature and deputy candidate, Honourable Benjamin Kalu, despite stiff resistance by his fellow contestants led by the outgoing deputy speaker of the House, Ahmed Wase.

Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), 10th NASS leadership
APC Governors Progressive Governors Forum backs Abass and Kalu. Photo credit: Hon. Benjamin Kalu
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APC picks Abass, Kalu as its preferred candidate for leadership of the 10th NASS

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Wase, alongside Muktar Aliyu Betara, Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, Sada Soli and Miriam Onuoha have cried foul over the decision by the APC and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to throw their weights behind the aspiration of Abass and Kalu, to preside over the affairs of the House, The Guardian reported.

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With less than two weeks to the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly (NASS), it’s unlikely that the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) would review its stance on the sharing of principal office positions of the NASS.

APC’s national publicity secretary, Felix Morka, explained that the party position remains sacrosanct, at least for now, pending the outcome of the consultative meetings between the aggrieved aspirants and critical stakeholders of the party from across the country.

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Meanwhile, an emerging report has confirmed that Senator Abdulaziz Yari's visit to Daura, Katsina state, to seek the blessings of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari for his Senate presidential ambition was successful.

Recall that several reports had earlier disclosed that the ex-President refused to give his blessings urging Yari to respect the dictate and decision of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who had already declared Senator Godswill Akpabio as the party's preferred candidate.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the ex-President warmly received Yari shortly after a series of Senator-elect of the incoming 10th National Assembly endorsed him.

10th NASS: President Tinubu to meet opposition lawmakers-elect

Meanwhile, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been scheduled to meet with opposition lawmakers on Monday, June 5.

The essence of the meeting was not revealed, but it is believed to be linked to the ongoing leadership tussle at the national assembly.

The meeting has been slated for 3 pm and 5 pm for the House of Reps lawmakers-elect and Senate lawmakers-elect, respectively.

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