- A former president, Goodluck Jonathan has attended a meeting with the PDP caucus in the House of Reps
- The meeting occurred when the lawmakers paid Jonathan a courtesy call in his office
- The former president urged the lawmakers to continue to project quality representation for the country
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A former president, Goodluck Jonathan has held a meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives.
Jonathan in a tweet disclosed on Thursday, September 3, that the meeting occurred when the lawmakers led by their leader, Kingsley Chinda paid him a courtesy call in his office.
The former president disclosed that he urged the legislators to continue to project quality representation for the country.
"This afternoon, I had an audience with members of the @OfficialPDPNig Caucus in the House of Representatives, led by their leader Honourable Kingsley Chinda, who paid me a courtesy call in my office. I urged them to continue to project quality representation for the party and nation," Jonathan stated.
However, Jonathan's post generated reactions from some Nigerians who praised him as a good leader.
Read some reactions below:
In other news, following the announcement of the increase in the price of fuel, the minority caucus in the House of Representatives has rejected the current hike.
According to Channels TV, the minority leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 2.
Elumelu while making the position of the lawmakers known described the announced price as unacceptable.
Meanwhile, reports have emerged that the Nigerian Senate may hold an emergency session to discuss the recent increase in the pump price of petrol.
According to This Day, a senator who does not want to be named disclosed that the lawmakers have already asked the president of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan to call an emergency session to discuss the development.
Another senator, Obinna Ogba faulted the federal government for increasing both fuel price and electricity tariffs.
In a related news, many Nigerians have expressed frustration over the recent fuel price increase by the federal government.
In a poll conducted by Legit.ng on Thursday, September 3, many of the respondents say they were not happy with the new development.
While 47.6% of the respondents said they are frustrated over the price hike, 35.9% said they are angry over the development, 11.2% said they will adjust to the new realities while 5.3% of the respondents are of the opinion that the hike was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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