This was revealed yesterday by President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa while holding meeting with other aspirants gunning for the 10th Assembly Speakership.
A source from the villa who spoke to panafricreport anonymously said the president has appealed to other aspirants to pull down from the race and declare support for Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, insists Abbas remains his party’s (APC) choice for the 10th Assembly Speaker.
The President who established the need to consolidate the party’s choice for Hon. Abbas also appeal to aspirants on the need for APC to go into the NASS election as a united force.
A source at APC national secretariat has also said that the party has no plan or intention of withdrawing the party’s endorsement of the dou of Abbas/Kalu 10th National Assembly Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively.
He also describes fake any news reporting otherwise, says peddlers and conveyor of such otherwise report are in the dream Land under the figment of their emotional mirages which he said the conveyors and their co-traveller will wake up to the reality on 13th June,2023 when the assembly will convene for the election of the principal officers.
He also note that party is supreme, besides, the party is not a dog to go back on its vomit; enjoins member-elect to be weary of falsehoods and their peddlers as desperate politicians especially aspirant whose chances are dead will resort to peddling falsehood.
A member-elect who spoke to our reporter said ” the choice of Abbas over others beyond politics is to consolidate the gains of the 9th Assembly and to creat the needed stability upon which the requisite executive-legislative relation to engenda the execution of the “Renewed Hope Agenda” by the Tinubu/Shettima presidency will be birthed. Hence, the former senator turned president with vast knowledge and experience of the working of the legislature and it impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the executive especially when it becomes parallel to executive agenda for the shared dream of nation building will not stand on the fence on issue pertaining to the leadership of NASS.
The party and Mr. President, Tinubu will not substitute Abbas for any, members-elect and the general public should disregard any report or news peddling review of Speakership zoning, Abbas endorsement and or possibly replacement, he said.