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PDP Will Not Take Over NASS Leadership Positions- Tinubu



Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu on Monday ruled out the possibility of any opposition party, particularly the PDP, hijacking the 10th National Assembly as it did in 2015, when Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara emerged as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives and “seized power” from the ruling party.

Tinubu, who was quoted as stating this at the weekend by the National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the APC, Isaac Kekemeke, during a lecture organised in honour of Afenifere chieftain, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, to mark his 97th birthday in Akure, said the APC still has enough time to bring the warring factions together before the inauguration of the National Assembly.
Kekemeke said: “Opposition will not take over the National Assembly. Both the president-elect and party are working tirelessly to ensure that whatever you perceive as acrimony will be sorted out and this is democracy.
“I don’t think there is cause for alarm, this is normal and this is what our party is known for, we believe in democratic engagement and we all know that the president-elect is an engager.”
Aggrieved aspirants and members of the party including Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State said APC promoted injustice and worked against the unity of the country by excluding the North Central geo-political and Southeast from its zoning arrangement.
On the position of Akeredolu against the decision of the party, Kekemeke said: “You know our governor has a knack for fearlessness and justice but I know that the governor will be further briefed, they will all be on the same line with the party and the President-elect and I am sure some of the reasons for the decision taken will be explained to him.”

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