Abbas seeks Adeleke’s support for speakership ambition

The anointed candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the 10th House of Representatives Speaker, Dr Tajudeen Abbas, has sought the support of the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, for his ambition to be the next Speaker of the House.

Abbas spoke in Osogbo on Wednesday when he led a delegation of serving and House of Representatives members-elect on a courtesy visit to Adeleke at his office in Osogbo.

The third-term lawmaker, representing Zaria Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, also congratulated Adeleke on his recent victory at the Supreme Court which affirmed his election.

Flanked by the candidate endorsed by the APC for the post of Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, the lawmaker further said, “The party leadership has anointed me alongside Benjamin Kalu as the Speaker and Deputy.

“For us to make our task easier, we commenced what is called the Joint Task which is an independent group set up by the members of House of Representatives across 8 political parties in the House. The task force is the umbrella that we are using to actualise our ambition.

“If you look at the party representatives here, you will see APC, LP, PDP and others. I want to assure you that we are over 200 that are in support of the ambition comprising returning lawmakers and first-timers.

“We are here to introduce ourselves to you and we believe that with your pedigree as the governor of Osun, you have been in the party before there are so many things that you can offer to us like advice, support and prayers. We believe that you will receive us as your children and your brothers so that this movement will see the light of day. We are here to present ourselves to you.”

Responding, Adeleke urged Abbas to reciprocate Osun’s support after he must have emerged as speaker by championing cause that would improve appropriation for the state.

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