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APC Helpless In Tinubu’s Absence As Candidates For Speaker Pile Pressure



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The All Progressives Congress, APC appeared to be muttering at the weekend unable to whip opponents of the party’s decision on the zoning of the office of speaker into line.

Following a meeting with some senators in the contest of Senate President, party chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu acknoweledged that the adoption could have been better done.

However, in the absence of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who approved the zoning formula as announced, Adamu could not give a more reassuring word.

In the light of the seeming muttering, contenders for the office of Speaker against the adoption of Tajudeen Abbas were at the weekend pressing in to overturn the resolution of the party.

Rep Aliyu Betara, one of the leading aspirants for the seat on Friday said that the G-7 members would determine who emerges the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Betara said this at the formal declaration of the Speakership of a member of the G-7 Rep. Ahmed Wase, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps in Abuja.

He said their group would arrive at a consensus on who is best suited to preside over the proceedings of the House in the 10th assembly.

Betara, described Wase as a brother and a comrade who is equally qualified to preside over the House.

According to him, for us, we formed this group because we are opposed to the zoning arrangement of the party, we are not fighting and we would not fight. We are in support of a consensus candidate.

“We can pick the candidate from among ourselves but if we all sit down and decided on it. I assure all of you it is only one person that God would choose to be Speaker.

” I assure you that we are not going to have any issue. We are going to agree to support one of us as speaker, ” he said

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the G-7 are a group of aspirants for the 10th National Assembly speaker, opposed to the consensus candidate chosen by the APC.

Members of the group aspiring to be speaker all of whom belong to the APC are: Betara, Wase, Sada Soli, Miriam Onuhoa, Yusuf Gagdi, Sani Jaji and Alhassan Ado-Doguwa.

Sada Soli on his part, squd there was need for fairness, inclusivity and respect for diversity in arriving at the choice of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

He called on members elect to strive to protect the sanctity and freedom of the institution of the legislature.

Gagdi also  warned against a rubber stamped Assembly that would take directive from forces outside the hallowed chamber of the National Assembly (NAN)

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