Following months of intrigues and power play on the leadership race in the National Assembly, Chairman of the House Committee on Land Transport in the 9th Assembly, Tajudeen Abbas wins Speakership contest with a landslide
The lawmaker representing Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Honourable Tajudeen Abbas, has emerged as Speaker of the Tenth House of Representatives.
Abbas emerged as Presiding Officer of the Green Chamber on Tuesday, defeating Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, Deputy Speaker of the Ninth House of Representatives and Aminu Sani Jaji (APC, Kaura Namoda / Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency), in an election presided over by Ogunlana Kamoru Esq., the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly.
Following the voice vote cast by 359 Members-Elect of the House, Jaji and Wase polled three votes, respectively, while Abbas garnered 353 votes.
The Kaduna lawmaker had, in May 2023, been recognised by OrderPaper, Nigeria’s foremost independent parliamentary monitoring organisation bridging the gap between citizens and the legislature, as one of the best-performing lawmakers in the Ninth National Assembly. He was recognised alongside 17 other lawmakers drawn from both the Senate and House of Representatives for their valuable contributions to lawmaking in the last four years.