Today’s Headlines: Those Planning Against May 29 Handover Are Jokers-Tinubu Supporters; What Tinubu, Obasanjo Told Abbas, Kalu Over Reps Speakership Race

Those Planning Against May 29 Handover Are Jokers – Tinubu Supporters.

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The Tinubu Support Network (TSN) and the Amalgamated APC Support Groups have said those planning to scuttle the May 29 handing over are jockers.

According to the groups, there is nothing that will stop the handing over adding that Nigerians should come together and unite for a better tomorrow.

The national chairman of TSN who is also the director general, Amalgamated APC Support Groups, Engr Kailani Muhammad, said the unity and peace of Nigeria is far more important than any other interest.

Speaking when the two groups met in Abuja and strategised on the things that will help the incoming administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Kailani said the administration will benefit all Nigerians.

He also advocated for the Independent legislature and advised competent lawmakers to pursue their ambition of becoming the presiding officers of the National Assembly until the last moment.

“Those planning to scuttle the May 29 handover date are jokers. Nothing would stop the May 29 handover. It is a Constitutional matter,” Kailani said.

What Tinubu, Obasanjo Told Abbas, Kalu Over Reps Speakership Race

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ABUJA – The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday in Lagos met with APC’s anointed candidates for Speaker, Deputy Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives, Honourables Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu.

Recall that the National Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Monday zoned the positions of the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly to the South-south, Deputy Senate President NorthWest, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, North-West and Deputy Speaker South East.

The ruling party also agreed on a consensus that the former Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been anointed as the next Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Jubrin Barau, while Hon. Tajudeen Abass from Kaduna State and Hon. Benjamin Kalu from Abia State were anointed as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House respectively.

APC Chieftain Tasks Party Leaders On Unity.

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An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Hashim Suleiman, has urged party leaders not to allow the race of the 10th National Assembly leadership to divide the party.

Suleiman, who disclosed this in a press statement, said such division will affect the party’s move to provide urgent leadership to Nigerians.

He noted that the party’s announcement of Hon Tajudeen Abbas alongside Senator Godswill Akpabio as choices for Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate President respectively attracted some dissent.

He however charged party members to ensure that the incident that made Senator Bukola Saraki emerged Senate President in 2015 does not repeat itself.He said it would be in the interest of stability in the party which will enable its leaders to fulfill the expectations of Nigerians.

He however canvassed support for Hon Abbas saying he is fit to be Speaker of the House.

Speaking on Abbas, he said, ‘‘You’ll be amazed at how many meaningful bills Honorable Tajudeen had sponsored since his being at the Green Chamber since 2011.

“During this period he had sponsored or co-sponsored 75 bills in the National Assembly with some on 1st reading, others on second reading, some others 3rd and many have been passed and signed into law by the President. Those bills already assented to include the National Blood Transfusion Bill as well as 18 of the 21 Federal Medical Centers assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.

10th NASS Speakership: Gbajabiamila, Reps disagree over Abbas

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Some members-Elect of the House of Representatives are on a war path with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila over the speakership of 10th National Assembly.

It was learnt that some of the lawmakers are angry over what they regarded as disrespect to them in the choice of who succeeds Gbajabiamila by the Speaker’s Chief of Staff, Olarenwaju Smart.

There has been intense tussle over who emerges as speaker of the 10th National Assembly.

However, the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in conjunction with the President-Elect, Senator Bola Tinubu, recently selected Hon. Tajudeen Abbass, as their preferred candidate for the position.

This development hasn’t gone down well with the other aspirants and the opposition parties, who had subsequently expressed their opposition to the the choice of APC and Tinubu.

However, it was gathered that Smart, who is coordinating support of the old and newly elected lawmakers for the APC Abbass, has been reaching out to threaten members to ensure they vote for the anointed candidate or end up without being appointed a member of any “juicy committee” in the incoming assembly.

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