Outgoing Deputy Speaker Firm in Pursuit of Speaker Position for 10th National Assembly

Outgoing Deputy Speaker Firm in Pursuit of Speaker Position for 10th National Assembly

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Ahmed Idris Wase, the current Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, has declared his determination to remain in the race for the position of Speaker in the upcoming 10th National Assembly.


The inauguration of the 10th National Assembly is scheduled to take place today, presided over by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed Tajudeen Abbas for Speaker and Benjamin Kalu for Deputy Speaker.

Wase’s Media Team Dismisses Withdrawal Rumors

In response to circulating rumors, a statement issued by the Secretary of Wase’s media team, Dominic Alancha, emphasized that the Deputy Speaker has not withdrawn from the speakership race.

The statement, titled “Wase Still in the Race,” clarified that Wase remains a strong contender for the leadership position in the House of Representatives.

Firm Belief in Winning and Contributing Experience

The statement further emphasized that Wase’s colleagues strongly support his candidacy and consider him the most favored candidate for the speakership.

It emphasized that Wase’s intention to run for the position is not mere showmanship but a genuine desire to utilize his extensive experience in effectively managing parliamentary affairs.


Having served as Deputy Minority Leader, Deputy Leader, and Deputy Speaker consecutively, Wase believes he is uniquely qualified to lead the House in the 10th Assembly.

Dismissing Withdrawal Speculations and Seeking Public Support

The statement urged the general public to disregard the baseless rumor of Wase’s withdrawal from the race and instead rally behind the quest for competent and credible leadership in the upcoming Assembly.

The public is encouraged to support Wase’s candidacy and the cause for a sound and effective leadership in the 10th National Assembly.


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