By G9ija

The adopted All Progressives Congress, APC candidate for the Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives Hon Tajudeen Abass, North West has broken his silence over his adoption by the party saying he felt very elated and satisfied

While fielding questions with newsmen in Abuja shortly after the meeting of the Joint Task Group, a Forum of Members- elect of the 10th Assembly, comprising 18 registered Political Parties, he promised to reach out to other co-contestants for total reconciliation in the overall interest of the nation.

Asked if he’ was reaching out to some aspirants who were not happy with what has happened in his being selected by the party as a consensus candidate, the lawmaker said “we are reaching out to them. We are in the process, we have reached out to so many, and we will continue reaching out to all of them.

” Before the end of next week, I assure you we will reach out to all the all the aspirants, we will implore them and ask them to come on board so that we can work for the good of the institution and Nigeria I’m general .

Also speaking in the same vein, Hon Benjamin Kalu, who has been designated as the deputy speaker, said that he felt elated and satisfied by the decision of the Party

” I feel good. I feel highly elated that my Party considered me to go for this position, so I feel good about it.

On his plans to expand the Party’s presence in the South East which is known to an opposition stronghold, he said: “the Party has started the strategy for the 2027 elections by making sure that they have a foot in the South Eastern region.

” What they have done with this nomination is in the spirit of inclusion. The South East is going to feel the power of cohesion, and national loyalty is going to be driven by virtue of this that has taken place.

Speaking earlier the Chairman of the Forum Hon Usman Bello Kuno had said that the main aim of the Forum was the stability of the 10th Assembly and how Nation in general.