- Honourable Ado Doguwa has commended Adams Oshiomhole for his effort in the emergence of leaders of the National Assembly
- Doguwa said Oshiomhole averted a repeat of the 2015 drama at the 8th National Assembly
- According to Doguwa, the present National Assembly and its leadership will not be a rubber stamp one
The longest serving lawmaker in the National Assembly, Ado Doguwa, has said that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, averted a repeat of 2015 drama in the 9th Assembly.
Vanguard reports that Doguwa said Oshiomhole and some leaders of the ruling party have saved the national from impending doom.
Doguwa who believes he is the best candidate for the majority leader of the House of Representatives, said the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila and Senate president and speaker is a build up of long awaited agitation and desire of the 8th Assembly.
The lawmaker said Oshiomhole before the National Assembly election embarked on engagement with stakeholders left, right and centre and was in constant touch with the presidency.
Doguwa said: "This time around, nobody will tell you that the president was not involved. He was directly involved and that was what gave rise to what you saw on June 11, 2019.’’
‘’By implication of the institution of the legislature, there is no way you can expect the National Assembly to be a rubber stamp.
"I am sure it will not be. But that will not in any way make us go in dissonance to the good policies of the executive arm of government. We are one party with a comfortable majority in the House and a good majority in the Senate," he said.
He said the policies and programmes of the present government are should e of importance to the legislature.
"So, while we maintain our institutional independence, we will as well guard seriously the sentiment of our government and political party," Doguwa added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Supreme Court on Friday, June 14, declared Mohammed Sani Musa the winner of the election for the Senate conducted in the Niger east senatorial district.
The court cancelled the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which earlier recognised Senator David Umaru as the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In its verdict delivered Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, the Supreme Court ruled that Musa won the primary of the APC and was the rightful candidate for the election.
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