• Speakership: Doguwa, five others step down for Abbas, Kalu

    Speakership doguwa five others step down for abbas kalu - nigeria newspapers online
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    The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Ado Doguwa, and five other aspirants have stepped down from the speaker and deputy speakership race.

    The aspirants stepped down at a meeting of members-elect under the auspices of the ‘10th Joint Task’ night in Abuja.

    The speakership aspirants, Doguwa (APC-Kano), Abdulraheem Olawuyi (APC-Ogun), and Makki Yalleman (APC-Jigawa), stepped down for Tajudeen Abbas (APC-Kaduna).

    Also, the deputy speakership aspirants, Abiola Makinde (APC-Ondo), Francis Waive (APC-Delta), and Julius Ihonberev (APC-Edo), stepped down for Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia).

    The All Progressive Congress has earlier endorsed Abbas and Kalu for the office of the speaker and deputy, respectively.

    The endorsement was further strengthened by the Minority Party Forum, a group of about 70 lawmakers-elect who announced their support for the duo.

    Speaking on behalf of the speakership aspirant, Doguwa said they had come to join the Abbas-Kalu campaign.

    Speaking on behalf of the deputy speaker aspirants, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere said that there was a time when strategies and tactics needed to be adjusted to support a democratic process that would work.

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