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10th NASS: Atiku Meets House Of Reps Minority Caucus Over Speakership Position

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) nominee for president in the 2023 election, met with a group made up of House of Representatives minority caucus leaders.

In the middle of the struggle for the speakership of the 10th National Assembly, newsmen learned that the former vice president held a meeting with the lawmakers on Tuesday at his Abuja home.

Oluwole Oke, a politician from Osun State’s Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency, headed the team to the meeting.

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In a tweet via his Twitter handle, Atiku wrote: “Earlier today, I met with a delegation of the leaders of the minority caucus of the House of Representatives led by Hon Oluwole Oke.”


Members of the opposition who are running for speaker resign.

Prior to the June 5 inauguration, members-elect from opposition parties in the 10th House of Representatives withdrew their candidacies for Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

Afam Ogene (LP-Anambra), the co-spokesperson for the caucus known as “Greater Majority,” revealed this at a meeting in Abuja.

No member of the minority caucus stepped forward to express interest in running for the two seats, he claimed, at the end of the time allotted to do that task.

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The Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party, Africa Democratic Congress, Young People’s Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, and the Social Democratic Party are among the political parties that made up the caucus.


A previous attempt by the caucus, known as the “Greater Majority,” to unseat the All Progressive Congress by challenging the Speaker and Deputy Speaker was quashed. The responsibility of shortlisting, screening, and ultimately recommending candidates for presiding officers was given to an 11-man committee.

Ogene revealed that no member of the minority caucus had expressed interest in taking on that duty at the conclusion of the time allotted for it.

Ogene stated that the APC candidates they spoke with appeared to be qualified and that the specifics of their meeting with them wouldn’t be revealed until after other members had been informed.


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However, the congressman said that the caucus would continue to function as a unit as one of the opposition parties.

He said: “We did meet with those aspiring for the position of Speaker but because we have not briefed our members, I will not go into details of our interface.


“I can assure you that everyone that puts him or herself running for the position appears to be qualified.”


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