Following the outcome of last Saturday’s supplementary elections, which has increased the number of the elected members of the opposition parties in the in-coming 10th House of Representatives to 182, one vote more than the statutory benchmark 181 votes required to elect a speaker, the opposition caucus has resolved to clinch the position of the speaker, No.4 citizen of Nigeria.
The opposition parties won seats than the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25, 2023 elections for the House of Representatives. More than 30 seats were however not decided until the supplementary polls held on April 15, 2023.
The lawmakers from the seven political parties that won election into the 10th House of Representatives after a recent emergency meeting in Abuja stated that it was primed to contest the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 10th National Assembly.
Speaking with journalists on the position of the Caucus, a member-elect from Anambra, Victor Afam Ogene, stated that the Nigerian constitution permits every elected member with the statutory right to gun for any leadership