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The spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties ( CUPP) and member elect of Ideato North/South Constituency, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere says 63 opposition House of Representatives members-elect have endorsed Hon. Tajudeen Abbas for the position of Speaker of the House.

Uhochinyere enjoined other candidates in the race who were banking on opposition votes to stage a rebellion against the Tajudeen Abbas/ Benjamin Kalu ticket, to withdraw from the race as the opposition votes they were banking on would no longer be available to them.

The opposition spokesman said other colleagues in the race should drop their ambitions and “join the prefect of the class, Hon Tajudeen Abbas, to steer the ship of the 10th Assembly to beat the records of the other Houses in performance and achievement for Nigeria.

“The reason I say this is because the opposition party members’ votes which they are relying on for their anticipated rebellion are no longer available to them.

“Our common goal now should be beyond party and partisan politics and totally focused on Nigeria and her greater good. We want the best and we have selected the best and importantly, the selection is by merit.” the spokesperson declared.

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He further stated, “I do not speak for myself alone. I speak for the 63 likeminded honourable members-elect of the opposition family who have agreed on a common vision for the 10th Assembly. We will transform to the TBK Group.

“Our 63 votes without any dissent or abstention will go for Hon. Tajudeen Abbas. In the coming days, Nigerians will come to know the identity of the TBK Group and will also feel our impact.”

In his speech, Ugochinyere also analyzed the background of Hon Abbas and Hon. Kalu said, “I have taken time to show that the man I chose to project has a history. He did not just come from nowhere, like we say in Nigeria.

”His track record shows a man with focus, who believes in hard work and is humble. He is not a money-miss-road politician, his background is not doubtful and to the extent the eyes of man can see, he is clean.

“Abbas possesses all the needed qualities to be the next Speaker of the 10th Assembly. He is enviably educated, has a doctorate degree and is eminently and vastly experienced to preside over the affairs of the House.”