The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the 9th National Assembly for its successful inauguration.
This was contained in a statement by the party on Tuesday, June 11.
The party says it acknowledges the newly elected Senate president deputy Senate president; as well as the newly elected speaker and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively on their new positions.
Going further, the party also also commended all those that made the contest robust for 'helping to deepen our democratic practice'.
The PDP says it will always stand on the side of decency and utmost respect for the institution of the Nigerian National Assembly and the values it hold.
PDP consequently urged the lawmakers to place the welfare and aspirations of Nigerians above every other considerations.
"Our party therefore charges the lawmakers, as representatives of the people, to place the welfare and aspirations of Nigerians above every other considerations by ensuring a strong & independent legislature that upholds the tenets of democracy & the dictates of our constitution.
"The 9th @nassnigeria therefore must work hard to save our nation from the prevailing despondency caused by the misrule of the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, by effectively applying its statutory legislative instruments to guarantee good governance and fiscal prudence, curb corruption, check the excesses of the executive and protect the rights of Nigerians from incessant violations," it said in the statement.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated the newly elected presiding officers of the ninth National Assembly.
Senator Ahmed Lawan, from Yobe, on Tuesday, June 11, emerged new Senate president when he polled 79 votes to defeat his only contender, Sen. Ali Ndume, from Borno, who scored 28 votes.
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