Saboteurs will not be allowed to occupy National Assembly leadership - Presidency

Saboteurs will not be allowed to occupy National Assembly leadership - Presidency

- President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly interested in who emerges as Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives

- The president, however, does not have preferred candidates

- A presidential aide said Buhari will not allow the lawlessness that happened in 2015 to repeat itself

With the All Progressives Congress (APC) winning more seats in the National Assembly, President Buhari is reportedly interested in making sure the leadership position is not occupied by saboteurs.

The Nation reports that a senior aide to the president who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the president has no preferred candidate.

The aide, however, said Buhari will make sure “only persons selected by the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) will be Senate president and other principal officers of both the Red and Green chambers.

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“Even as the President has no preferred candidates for the position of the principal officer of the parliament, he is ready and willing to support the decision of the leadership of the party in line with worked out zoning arrangements.”

The presidency said Buhari did not get a smooth relationship with the leadership of the eight Senate and would not allow the same happen again.

He said: “Be rest assured that the president will not micro-manage the process electing the National Assembly leadership but he will not allow the lawlessness that happened in 2015 to repeat itself.

“The president will allow the decision of the party to remain supreme. Once the party zones the positions, he will give maximum support to it.

“It is not like before, now, the decision of the party is supreme. You see what has happened to the two governors. In the past, this won’t have been possible. What I can tell you is that the president doesn’t have any preferred candidates."

Meanwhile, the south south chapter of the All Progressives Congress called on Nigerians to support the zoning of the Senate presidency position to its region.

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Meanwhile, the south south chapter of the All Progressives Congress called on Nigerians to support the zoning of the Senate presidency position to its region.

Daily Trust reports that the APC zonal national chairman, Ntufam Hilliard Etta, in a statement on Wednesday, March 6 said zoning the position to the region will help build the support of the party.

He said a senate president from the south south would support President Muhammadu Buhari to help deliver the dividend of democracy.

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