According to a news that was published by the Leadership Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has made another offer to the aggrieved aspirants for the position of the Speaker in the House of Representatives.
The six aggrieved lawmakers, which include Hon. Betara, Hon. Jaji, Hon. Wase, and others, refused to support Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, who was anointed by the party last week Monday and also vowed to work against his emergence as the House Speaker.
A source, who spoke to Leadership correspondent under the condition of anonymity and in confidence said that, emissaries were again sent to the aggrieved aspirants in the House of Representatives, to allow Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, get the position while the G-6 members, should nominate another person from the South-East geopolitical zone as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The source said, “The APC has made another offer to G-6 and if they accept, Hon. Ben Kalu will be the sacrificial lamb. This is the second time they will reject an offer. First offer APC made was that, they promised to make Hon. Wase and Hon. Betara, substantive ministers, but they refused the offer. The tour of Abbas is to beg the South-West Governors to prevail on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to back down his opposition because, they know he is a strong voice who pursues his desires forcefully. He does not care about who is involved once he is convinced about an issue."
Further talking, the source said that, "The second offer is, Benjamin Kalu has been penciled to be sacrificed because, if the aggrieved aspirants should accept the offer, Ben Kalu will be the minister to represent his state, Abia and he will forego the Deputy Speaker position."
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