10th NASS: Abass, Kalu best for House of Reps – Obasanjo

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Ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the duo of Hon. Tajudeen Abass and Hon. Benjamin Kalu as the promising and the best candidates for the exalted offices of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives.

This was even as the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, promised to work harmoniously with them if elected into their respective offices to ensure he achieves the objective of his ‘Renewed Hope’ Agenda.

The All Progressives Congress, APC anointed candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, had on Tuesday met separately with the former president and the president-elect along with many elected members of the Green Chamber.

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According to Obasanjo, both Abass and Kalu are promising with noteworthy track record to man the affairs of the next House.

It would be recalled that the National Working Committee, NWC of the APC had on Monday zoned the positions of the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly to the South-South, Deputy Senate President North-West, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, North-West and Deputy Speaker to the South-East.

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The ruling party also agreed on a consensus that the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been anointed as the next Senate President and Jibrin Barau as Deputy Senate President, while Hon. Tajudeen Abass from Kaduna State and Hon. Benjamin Kalu from Abia State were anointed as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House respectively.

The Deputy Speaker designate, Benjamin Kalu had taken to his official Twitter handle to announce the meetings with both leaders.

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The lawmaker on his official account, @officialbenkalu wrote, “Today I joined other candidates nominated by our party APC for the leadership of the 10th House of Representatives in a meeting with the President-elect, @officialasiwajubat.”

In another tweet, Kalu wrote, “A moment of respect and shared vision as the former president and commander in chief of the armed forces, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo warmly received the nominated candidates for the leadership of 10th House of Representatives.” (Nigerian Pilot)

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