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10. The coalition of members of the House of Representatives from the eight parties to be represented in the House has agreed to respect the zoning of the leadership of the House by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmakers made the commitment on Tuesday at the inauguration of the coalition known as the “Joint Task” in Abuja.
The members of the coalition are drawn from the APC People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Labor Party (LP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Youth Progressive Party (YPP). However, not all members of these parties are part of the coalition.
At the inauguration of the coalition, the co-chairman, Bello Kumo (APC, Gombe), said the coalition lawmakers have no candidate yet but are waiting for the zoning of the ruling party.
“Our message to Nigerians at this time is that we are ready to work for the betterment of our country and citizens. To achieve this, we must work harmoniously with the Executive Arm without compromising our independence.
“Consequently, I emphasize that our concern is the unity of Nigeria and the stability of the 10th House of Representatives. I thank you very much for your time and we hope you will work with us to make our country better,” he said.
Also speaking on the coalition, NNPP platform member-elect Aliyu Madaki said the lawmakers will not be a rubber stamp for any speaker but rather allow the APC to decide the international chairman. good practices
A party with a majority explained that it is expected to create the president.
“What we want to do is to bring harmonious relations between the executive and the legislature. I want to be very clear, we are not going to be a rubber stamp for anyone. But we intend to do what is best practice in the world. We recognize that wherever you go in the world, the party with the majority produces who becomes president.
“For someone like me who is a member of the minority party, I will assure Nigerians that we will give a strong opposition but we will do it in a way that will give value to the Nigerian people,” he said.
The ruling APC has 177 elected members, while the PDP has 116 members. LP and NNPP have elected 36 and 19 members, respectively.
Others are APGA five, ADC two, SDP two and YPP one.
The composition of the officials of a Task
The coalition also announced that Kumo and Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) are group chairmen and Madaki secretary.
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (APC, Ondo) is the Finance Secretary, Babajimi Benson (APC, Lagos) is in charge of Relations and Mobilization, and Dennis Idahosa (APC, Edo) is in charge of Monitoring and Intelligence.
PREMIUM TIMES reports that the governors of the APC government have proposed the zoning of the speakership for the North-West or North-Central geopolitics.
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While lawmakers await a decision on zoning, 11 lawmakers have expressed interest in the position. They are the Vice President, Idris Wase (APC, Plateau), Yusuf Gagdi (APC, Plateau), Muktar Betara (APC, Borno), Sada Soli (APC, Katsina), Tunji Olawuyi (APC, Kwara) and Abubakar Makki (APC, Kwara). . APC, Jigawa) have expressed all interest.
They include Tajudeen Abbas (APC, Kaduna), Aminu Jaji (APC, Zamfara), Ben Kalu (APC, Abia), Muktar Betara (APC, Borno) and Miriam Onuoha (APC, Imo).
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