APC, Tinubu favour Akpabio as Senate President, Abbas, Speaker

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The ruling All Progressives Congress and the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, may have adopted a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godwill Akpabio, as President of the Senate in the coming 10th National Assembly.

The leadership of the APC and top echelon of the party have also endorsed a member of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, as Speaker of the 10th House, according to impeccable sources, who were at a closed-door meeting at the Defence House on Friday.

A credible source in the National Assembly disclosed that the positions of the Deputy President of the Senate and Deputy Speaker had not been decided, an indication that they might be contested by aspirants.

A message sent to one of our correspondents by one of the sources read, “President-elect, APC endorse North-West – Speaker; South-South – Senate President…settle for Sen.

Godswill Akpabio and Rt. Hon. TAbass, Ph.D, as Senate President, Speaker.

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