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10th NASS: Peter Obi Reveals Preferred Candidate For Senate, Reps Leadership


The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has finally revealed his preferred candidate for the Senate Presidency and the House of Representatives.

According to the Guardian reports, it was gathered that Peter Obi met LP lawmakers-elect in Abuja ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly.

However, members of the Labour Party have revealed that they were instructed to vote for Senator Abdul’aziz Yari for the Senate Presidency and Muktar Betara for the House of Reps speakership seat.

Confirming this development, a member of the party who was part of the meeting with Obi said:

“First, we met with Datti before now, and he said unequivocally that we can’t vote for Tajudeen Abbas, Godwin Akpabio or any other candidates the APC is supporting

“He told us that Abbas was endorsed by the APC to suppress him and Benjamin Kalu was endorsed to suppress Alex Otti in Abia state. The meeting ended in stalemate".

The source also revealed that another meeting was held in a separate location, and Obi was also in attendance.

He confirmed that Obi urged them to vote for Senator Abdul’aziz Yari, another contender in poll position for the Senate Presidency.

On the party of the speakership seat, Obi urged them to pitch their tent with the Betara ahead of Tuesday, June 13, inauguration.

According to The Vanguard reports, the source said: “Another meeting was held on Monday around Zone 5. Obi was present. He said he was endorsing Yari for Senate President and Betara for Speaker, and compelled all LP members-elect to vote Betara and Yari."


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