Tajudeen Abass emerges House of Reps Speaker

Tajudeen Abbas, the member representing Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State has emerged as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Abbas defeated former Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase and Sani Jaji.

Abbas was declared winner after passing the 181 votes threshold.

The outgoing Majority Leader of the House, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, nominated Tajudeen Abbas for Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives while Nnolim Nnaji representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu state seconded the motion.

The Kaduna lawmaker, who was the choice of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was elected on Tuesday after the Senate concluded its election picking Akwa Ibom State former governor, Godswill Akpabio.