BREAKING: Abbas Emerges Reps Speaker
Tajudeen Abbas, a member of the House of Representatives from Kaduna State, has emerged as the Speaker of the 10th House.
Mr. Abbas trounced his two opponents by polling 353 votes, while former Deputy Speaker Idris Wase and Aminu Jaji managed three votes each.
The votes that the two men got were from themselves and the lawmakers that nominated them.
Mr Abbas was nominated by former Majority Leader, Ado Doguwa and was seconded by Nnaji Nnolim, a member of the PDP.
The former deputy speaker was nominated by Tijjani Ismail and seconded by Muhammed Abdulmummin.
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Also, Mr. Jaji was nominated for Ahmed Doro.
Sada Soli and Miriam Onuoha did not announce their withdrawal from the race, however, no one nominated them.
During the voting, they voted for Abbas.
The Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Tambuwal, has sworn in Tajudeen Abbas as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Next is the adoption of the APC candidate for Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, or election should an opponent be nominated.
More details later…