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Abbas emerges as 10th House of Reps Speaker




Tajudeen Abbas, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, reportedly preferred by the ruling party has emerged as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The lawmaker, who polled 353 votes, emerged as Speaker after a roll call of members-elect, 359 out of 360 members that participated in the process of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly.

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There were three contestants in the race, but a significant majority of the members-elect “openly declared” their votes for Abbas.

Abbas, after crossing the winning margin in the election, defeated his opponents: outgoing Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, and Sani Jaji, who polled three votes, respectively.


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