Wike Beats Atiku Again as he Candidate as his candidate clinched House Post
It was another day of defeat for the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the Speaker of the House of Representative, Tajudeen Abbas named Prof. Julius Ihonvbare (APC, Edo) and Hon. Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) as the Majority and Minority Leaders of the House.
It is important to note that Chinda is Wike preferred choice, while Atiku was supporting another candidate, but Wike seems t have gotten upper hand in the proxy display of influence between the two politician.
The Speaker also named Usman Bello Kumo (APC, Gombe) as the Chief Whip of the House.
Chinda and Kumo headed the Joint Task 10th Assembly that worked for the emergence of Abbas as Speaker.
Other Principal Officers named by the Speaker include Hon. Abdullahi Ibrahim Halims (Kogi, APC) as Deputy majority leader and Hon. Adewumi Onanuga (Ogun, APC) as Deputy Majority Whip.
He also announced Hon. Ali Isa JC (Gombe, PDP) as Minority Leader; Hon. Ali Madaki (Kano, NNPP) as Deputy Minority Whip and Hon. George Ozodinobi (Anambra, LP) as Deputy Minority Whip.
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