Ahead of the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly fixed for Tuesday, June 11, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is said to be holding an all-important meeting with its senators-elect.
The meeting, presided over by the APC's national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is being attended by the party’s governors and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Gida Mustapha.
According to Daily Trust, the critical meeting is necessitated by the bid to ensure full adherence to the resolve of the party on the choice of Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Muhammed Idris Wase as Senate president, deputy Senate president, speaker of the House of Representatives, and deputy speaker respectively.
Moreover, the meeting is also expected to conclude on the remaining principal officers for the NASS, including the positions of Senate leader, deputy Senate leader, Senate chief whip, deputy Senate chief whip, House leader, deputy House leader, House whip, and deputy House whip.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that governors of the APC had backed the candidacy of Senate leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan and leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila for the 9th National Assembly leadership.
The governors under the aegis of the Progressives Governors Forum took the decision at a closed door meeting held at the Kebbi Governor’s Lodge on Sunday, June 9 in Abuja.
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