Opposition parties divided over Abbas, Betara speakership ambitions

Contests for the positions of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives have divided the coalition of minority members-elect, The PUNCH reliably learnt on Sunday. It was learnt that while the ‘10th Assembly Greater Majority’, a group of the minority lawmakers-elect, was backing a Borno State member, Aliyu Betara, a new coalition was supporting Tajudeen Abbas endorsed by the All Progressives Congress. However, many lawmakers-elect are pulling out of the ‘10th Assembly – Greater Majority’, a coalition of Peoples Democratic Party and other minority parties with elected members in the 10th House. The aggrieved opposition members,

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