Benjamin Kalu Elected Unopposed as Deputy Speaker, Signaling a New Era in Nigerian House of Representatives

Benjamin Kalu Elected Unopposed as Deputy Speaker, Signaling a New Era in Nigerian House of Representatives

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media. Benjamin Kalu, representing the Bende Federal Constituency in Abia State, has been elected without opposition as the Deputy Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives in Nigeria.


This significant development signifies a new chapter in the history of the House, as Kalu takes on the role previously held by Idris Wase.

Nomination and Confidence of Peers:

Jimi Benson, a member representing the Ikorodu Federal Constituency of Lagos State, proposed Kalu’s nomination, which was seconded by Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim, representing the Damaturu Federal Constituency of Yobe State.

The absence of any opposition during the election demonstrates the trust and confidence that Kalu’s fellow members have in his leadership abilities.

Inauguration and Media Coverage:

The inauguration of the 10th House of Representatives took place in Abuja, with Kalu officially assuming his position at 12:21 pm.

The event garnered widespread attention from various news outlets, including Channels Television, Vanguard News, and This Day Live, emphasizing its significance within Nigerian politics.

Speaker Election and Party Composition:

Kalu’s election followed the selection of Tajudeen Abbas, a member from the Zaria Federal Constituency in Kaduna State, as the Speaker of the House.


Abbas secured victory in a voice vote, triumphing over contenders Idris Wase and Aminu Jaji with a total of 352 votes out of 359 cast.

The All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party, held the highest number of seats in the House, surpassing 170 out of the total 360 seats.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came in second, securing over 100 seats.

Expectations and Role of Benjamin Kalu:

As Benjamin Kalu assumes his new position, he will face the scrutiny of the nation and the world.

His actions and decisions as Deputy Speaker will significantly shape the future of Nigeria.

This period represents a time of change and hope, as many eagerly await the impact of Kalu’s leadership on the country’s political landscape.


The election of Benjamin Kalu as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives brings forth a new era in Nigerian politics.

His unopposed election highlights the trust placed in him by his peers, and his role carries great responsibility in shaping the nation’s future.


With the eyes of the nation and the world upon him, Kalu’s leadership will undoubtedly influence the course of Nigeria’s politics, sparking anticipation for a period of positive transformation and progress.

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