Tajudeen Abbas emerges as Speaker of the House of Reps with landslide victory
Hon. Tajudeen Abbas of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged as the Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives, representing the Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State.
In a landslide victory, Abbas secured 353 votes, leaving his opponents, former Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase (Plateau) and Aminu Sani Jaji (Zamfara), both from the APC, with a mere 3 votes each.
The total number of accredited voters for the election was 359, as one member-elect from Taraba sadly passed away before the voting took place.
Abbas, a former university lecturer who received the endorsement of the ruling APC, was nominated by the immediate past Majority Leader of the House, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa (APC, Kano), and seconded by Nnaji Nnolim (PDP, Enugu).
Maggaji Tambuwal, the returning officer for the election and Clerk of the National Assembly, declared Abbas as the elected candidate, confirming that he met all the requirements of the law.