Speakership Battle: PDP, LP, NNPP lawmakers meet, move to pull upset against APC

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Lawmakers from different political parties in the minority caucus on Tuesday met to pull an upset against the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The lawmakers converged at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja and deliberated on ways to pull their numbers together to decide the next Speaker of the House.

Elected lawmakers from the Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Social Democratic Party, Young Progressives Party and African Democratic Congress were in attendance at the event.

Speaking on the collaboration, Dachung Bagos, a member of the PDP from Plateau State, said the minority parties are now the “greater majority”

Aliyu Madaki, an NNPP member from Kano State urged members to put aside their differences, noting that “minority parties can control the House”.

It would be recalled that the APC has 162 members-elect, while the minority parties have 163 members. However, there are 31 seats yet to be determined.

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano State, also urged the new lawmakers to shun invitations for meetings by politicians.

It would be recalled that the ruling party is yet to make a pronouncement on the zoning of the offices.

However, several lawmakers have declared interest in running for the office.

Deputy Speaker Idris Wase, Yusuf Gagdi, Abdulraheem Olawonyi and others have declared interest in the position.

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