The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally commented on the election of the leadership of the National Assembly.
The party has rejected the candidates of Bukola Saraki as Senate President and Yakubu Dogara as Speaker of House of Representatives.
According to the ruling party, the elections that took place today at the Red and Green chambers were “unacceptable”.
This message was stated today in a press statement which was issued to state party’s opposition to the events of June 9, Tuesday at the National Assembly.
Lai Mohammed, the APC national publicity secretary, said: ”Senator Bukola and Hon. Dogara are not the candidates of the APC and a majority of its National Assembly members-elect for the positions of Senate President and House Speaker.
The party duly met and conducted a straw poll and clear candidates emerged for the posts of Senate President, Deputy Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, supported by a majority of all Senators-elect and members-elect of the House of Representatives. All National Assembly members-elect who emerged on the platform of the party are bound by that decision.
”The party is supreme and its interest is superior to that of its individual members. Consequently, the APC leadership is meeting in a bid to reestablish discipline in the party and to mete out the necessary sanctions to all those involved in what is nothing but a monumental act of indiscipline and betrayal to subject the party to ridicule and create obstacles for the new administration. There can be no higher level of treachery, disloyalty and insincerity within any part.”
It should be noted that Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila were picked up during the mock election provided by APC for the respective posts.
Later the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) endorsed former Kwara state governor Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara who went on to win.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari, has returned from Germany, for an immediate interference in a crisis rocking his party.
But he didn’t show up for the peace meeting with legislators-elect.
This probably means that leader of the nation kept his words and would work with any chiefs of the National Assembly.
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Source: Legit Newspaper