Speakership saga: Betara, Wase, Gagdi move to produce consensus candidate

The aggrieved aspirants for the Speaker of the House of Representatives are moving to produce a consensus candidate to tackle Tajudeen Abbas.

Muktar Betara, one of the aspirants for the speakership, stated this on Friday during the official declaration of Idris Wase.

Recall that the aggrieved lawmakers- Betara, Wase, Aminu Jaji, Alhassan Doguwa and Sada Soli formed a coalition to battle Tajudeen Abbas, the candidate endorsed by the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

In his remarks at the coalition, Betara said the lawmakers will not fight, but rather work together to produce a consensus candidate.

He said the members of the coalition will decide the next speaker.

“We can pick the candidate from among ourselves but if we will all sit down and decide on it.

“I assure all of you it is only one person that God would choose to be Speaker. I assure you we are not going to have any issues. We are going to agree to support one of us as the Speaker,” he said.