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Members-elect, Coalition Reject Secret Adoption Of Abbas, Kalu As Reps Speaker, Deputy

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A non-governmental organization, Democrats Alliance for Good Governance (DAGG) on Saturday condemned in strong terms the report making the rounds concerning the “secret adoption” of one of the aspirants for the position of the speaker of the 10th House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas from Kaduna State and Hon. Benjamin Kalu from Abia State as the deputy speaker.

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In the same vein, a group of members-elect who frowned at the purported “secret adoption” which reportedly took place on Friday night, described the exercise as “an affront on the parliamentarians and the National Assembly as an institution.”

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The coalition’s national coordinator Dr. Williams Martins stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

He said: “We are most jolted and sincerely betrayed, especially when we got the hint that the preferred aspirant was taken by hand to be introduced to the president-elect.

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“This development for us is not only demeaning but degrading and absurd for the caliber of Nigerians who were elected by over 50 million electorates during the 25th February and supplementary elections.”

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