The Minority Forum of the House of Representatives, has endorsed Tajuddeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

The Forum, which is a part of the minority caucus, made this position known in a communique issued at the end of its inaugural meeting in Abuja, on Monday.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, had earlier endorsed Abbas and Kalu for the positions. The move, however, has met with firm opposition from other aspirants and Civil Society Organisations, CSOs.

Chairman of the Forum, Idu Igariwey, in the communique, said the Forum had resolved to play a leading role in the formation of the leadership of the 10th Assembly.

He added that the Forum took the position after diligent interactions with all aspirants for the position of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Igariwey also urged all members-elect of the 10th assembly of the house, to join in the election of Abbas and Kalu as presiding officers of the House on June 13.