Speakership: Tinubu meets G-7 member three times in three days

President Bola Tinubu on Friday met Yusuf Gagdi, a member of the G-7, a group of aspirants aggrieved with the endorsement of Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu for Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively, by the All Progressives Congress.

According to Gagdi, it was his third meeting with Tinubu within three days as part of the interventions by the President in the crisis caused by the 10th National Assembly leadership zoning plan of the APC.

Gagdi, who is representing Pankshin/Kanye/Kanam Federal Constituency in Plateau State at the House, made the disclosure via his official Twitter handle.

The lawmaker said the outcome of the “deep discussions and consultations” would be announced soon.

Gagdi tweeted, “Within the last 72 hours, I have visited President Bola Ahmed Tinubu three (3) times at the Presidential Villa on one on one meetings that all together lasted for more than one hour. The discussions have to do with my ambition of becoming the Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives and the leadership issue of the 10th Assembly.

“I thank Mr. President for this honour and unique show of love to me and to the good people of Pankshin/Kanake/Kanam Federal Constituency.

“I appeal to my supporters, honourable colleagues in particular, to remain calm as I am in deep discussions and consultations with my fellow aspirants and some national leaders.