Opposition Parties Criticize APC’s Control of the 10th House of Representatives Due to Speakership Confusion

Seven opposition parties in the Minority caucus of the incoming 10th House of Representatives have criticized the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for being in a state of “confusion” regarding their choice of candidate for the speakership.Continue Reading>>>

The opposition parties have vowed to exploit this situation and potentially produce presiding officers for the House. Meanwhile, the South-East caucus of the Senate has urged the APC and President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to allow the zone to produce the Senate President for equity in the 10th Senate.

With 181 members-elect compared to the APC’s 179, the opposition parties could potentially produce the House leaders if they remain united. The LP’s 35 members-elect, who have chosen Mr. Afam Ogene as their leader, have dismissed claims of members drifting apart and have stated that they will vote as a block, weighing their options on the choice of candidate.Continue Reading>>>

The Minority Caucus spokesperson, Afam Ogene, has released a statement saying that the fact that over 10 people are still competing for the speakership barely five weeks before the inauguration of the new Assembly is a sign that the APC’s house is not in order.

Although there are speculations that the APC and president-elect have endorsed Mr. Tajudeen Abbas for speaker, more APC members-elect have continued to join the race, including the leader of the outgoing House, Mr. Alhassan Doguwa, the chairman of the Committee on Navy, Yusuf Gagdi, and Aliyu Betara, the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, who is expected to declare today.

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