Two aspirants for the House of Representatives Speakership o the 10th National Assembly, Hon. Aliyu Betara and Hon. Yusuf Gagdi, agreed to step down for Hon. Tajuddeen Abbas after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima.
This was disclosed to newsmen by Shettima after the meeting on Sunday night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Vice President described the development as a huge relief to the party and thanked the aspirants for their commitment to the unity and progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shettima particularly thanked the outgoing Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila; the Governor of Niger State, and the APC Deputy National Chairman (North) for brokering the truce.
“The President was touched by their gesture because what binds us together is superior to whatever that divides us.
“We are one big family and we cannot thank them enough for their gracious act, and together we shall all be ready for Tuesday”, the Vice-President said.
The election for new leaders of the 10th House of Representatives is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) and the APC hierarchy has picked Tajudeen Abbas (Kaduna) as its preferred candidate for the post of Speaker, and Benjamin Kalu (Abia), for Deputy Speaker.