Governor Obaseki Applauds Election of Tajudeen Abbas as House of Representatives Speaker

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his congratulations to the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 10th National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas.

Recall that Abbas emerged as the Speaker in the recent election, with Benjamin Kalu being elected as the Deputy Speaker.

Abbas, who was the preferred candidate of the APC, secured 353 votes, surpassing his rivals, former Deputy Speaker Idris Wase and Aminu Jaji, who both received three votes each.

In a statement to Naija News, Obaseki praised the new Speaker, acknowledging his extensive experience and knowledge in his new role. He stated:

“I congratulate Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas on his election as the Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives. With four terms as a parliamentarian, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new position, having served diligently in various capacities within the legislative sphere.

“As Speaker, I trust that he will uphold the principles of transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness, promoting productive debates and effective legislation to enhance the lives of the Nigerian people and advance the development of our nation.

“I am confident that he will effectively steer the affairs of the House, fostering harmonious working relationships between the executive and the legislature, ultimately benefiting all Nigerians.”

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