Wase congratulates Abbas, says he fought for equity, fairness


Hon. Idris Wase has urged members of the House of Representatives to work together to address the larger issues of the parliament’s stability and to enrich legislative governance in order to deepen the nation’s collective democracy.

Wase also congratulated Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu on their election to the 10th House of Representatives as Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively.

Remember that Wase ran against Abbas for the role of speaker.

Wase admitted loss in a personal statement made on Tuesday, saying they are all partners in the goal of expanding the nation’s parliamentary democracy.

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The house member claimed his campaign for speaker was much more about arguing for what he saw as a lack of equity.

Part of the statement read: “I wish to extend my sincere congratulations to Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas and Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu on their election as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively of the 10th House of Representatives.

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“Although we were on different sides of the political space, we have, nevertheless always acknowledged that we were all partners in the project of deepening our parliamentary democracy.

“I believe my contest in this Speakership election was much more about making a case for what I considered a lack of equity and fairness in the manner in which my Party’s zoning was done much more than it was about winning.”

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