9th NASS: Ondo APC congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege, Gbajabiamila

9th NASS: Ondo APC congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege, Gbajabiamila

- The Ondo APC chapter has described the emergence of Sen Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as the president and speaker of the 9th NASS, as a good omen

- The party’s chapter said Lawan is arguably one of the most patriotic, decent, and disciplined senators Nigeria has ever produced

- The chapter also congratulated the new speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, and expressed belief that the duo will justify the confidence reposed in them

The Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as the president and speaker of the 9th National Assembly as a good omen for a new phase of democracy and development in Nigeria.

Alex Kalejaiye, the state’s publicity secretary of the party, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, June 11 in Akure, NAN reports.

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Legit.ng notes that Lawan polled 79 votes to defeat Senator Alli Ndume.

“Lawan is arguably one of the most patriotic, decent, and disciplined senators Nigeria has ever produced.

“He has Senator Ovie Omo Agege, an experienced political tactician, and loyal party-man as his deputy.

“We heartily rejoice with the National Assembly, and congratulate them on their elevation,” he said.

He urged Nigerians to expect robust, intense and thorough debate on all issues in the hallowed chambers of the National Assembly, without constituting stumbling blocks on the path of national development.

According to him, Lawan has repeatedly promised to lead a Senate that is devoid of rancour, work harmoniously with the other arms of government, without compromising the independence of the legislative arm.

He commended the adroitness and efforts of all the leadership of the APC, particularly that of the national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi for the laudable feat.

“We also congratulate the new speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, believing that the duo will justify the confidence reposed in them,” he said.

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Hon Femi Gbajabiamila emerged speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 11, the day the ninth National Assembly was inaugurated.

Gbajabiamila was elected by members of the House of Representatives to pilot the affairs of the House for the next four years.

The new speaker, who is a member of the APC, represents Surulere 1 federal constituency in the National Assembly.

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