Some newly elected members of the national assembly, under the auspices of the Unity Forum have endorsed Hon Tajudeen Abbas for Speaker House of representative.
The members who came from different political parties across the states made the declaration in Abuja.
In a statement issued by Abbas media team and made available to journalists in Abuja, said the unity forum comprises returning and newly elected members who have unanimously agreed to work for the success of Abbas.
The statement said their reasons for adopting Abbas were borned out of the need for competent hands to manage the affairs of the members and also bring them together for the interest of unity ,peace and development.
The statement added that the forum met within themselves and penciled Abbas as the most qualified candidate for the job, saying his credentials and track records found him capable of bringing sanity to the green chamber of the national assembly.
The statement further added that the members said going by the post election crisis that rocked the country the 10th assembly needed a matured, educated, experienced and competent hand that will unite the house despite party affiliations and carry them along so that they will work together in unity and love.
Some returning members who spoke at the venue were Hon Tanko Sununu from Kebbi State, said Abbas was the only experience candidate among all the contestants that will handle the affairs of legislation in the House, saying that he is also the only lawmaker that have sponsored several Bills and moved several motions out of which many were assented to.
He explained that any candidate hoping to become the next speaker needs to have decorum which is found in Abbas, coupled with his intellectual prowess, he will treat every member equally, the statement added.
Hon Sununu therefore, called on new and returning members to work hard for the success of Abbas.
Earlier, the national chairman of the Unity Forum, Hon Eze Nwachukwu Eze advocated for mass support in order to galvanize and mobilize returning and new members across the six geo political zones for Abbas.
He said the Unity forum has met with political stakeholders across the country and had fruitful discussions with them on the need to vote for Abbas.
Eze, who said the forum is not about political parties, added that it is about quality representation.
Also, Prof Julius Ihovbere, former member representing Owan federal constituency said the office of the speaker needs somebody that will control tension when the need arises.
He said a person with low temper that will calm situations when it arises is Abbas.
According to him, some people vying for the position has never sponsored a Bill neither moved a motion and are bench warmers, how can such a person becomes the speaker, he queried, such a person can only create division and fight in the house,” Prof Ihovbere said.
The climax of the meeting was chronicled with the Inauguration of 36 state coordinators and their deputies for project Tajudeen Abbas to emerge speaker.