Last week it was reported that the newly elected president of Nigeria chief asiwaju bola Ahmed tinubu and dust Honorable Tajudeen Abbas, for the speakership position of the House of Representatives and also endorsed Senator Godswill akpabio as the Senate president for the 10th assembly.
However, according to a news that was published by the Daily Trust Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that an ally of the president elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who spoke to Daily Trust correspondent under the condition of anonymity, has revealed the two prominent politicians who influenced Tinubu to endorse Hon. Tajudeen Abbas as next Rep Speaker.
The source, while talking said, “The speaker’s position has been zoned to Kaduna State and Hon. Abbas has been picked, while the position of the Deputy Speaker, is going to the South East geopolitical zone and Hon. Kalu, has been named for it."
Further talking, he said, "Abass choice of Tinubu as Speaker, was influenced by two powerful politicians. Abbas’s candidature was being promoted by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai. They were the ones who influenced Tinubu's decision on his endorsement."
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