The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday, met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) anointed candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Hon. Benjamin Kalu, respectively.
Recall that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC had on Monday zoned the positions of the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly to the South-south, Deputy Senate President North-West, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, North-West and Deputy Speaker to South-East.
The ruling party also agreed on a consensus that the former Governor of AkwaI bom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been anointed as the next Senate President and Jubril Barau as Deputy Senate President, 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.
Abbas met with Tinubu in Lagos alongside other House of Representatives members-elect.
At the meeting, the president-elect promised to work harmoniously with the duo if elected, to ensure he achieves the objective of his ‘Renewed Hope’ Agenda.
Also, in a similar vein, former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with both Abass and Kalu.
Obasanjo described the both lawmakers as promising with noteworthy track record to man the affairs of the next House.
The Deputy Speaker designate, Benjamin Kalu had taken to his official Twitter handle to announce the meetings with both leaders.
The lawmaker on his official account, @officialbenkalu wrote, “Today I joined other candidates nominated by our party APC for the leadership of the 10th House of Representatives in a meeting with the President-elect, @officialasiwajubat.”
In another tweet, Kalu wrote, “A moment of respect and shared vision as the former president and commander in chief of the armed forces, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo warmly received the nominated candidates for the leadership of 10th House of Representatives.”