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Youths laud President's handling of National Assembly crisis

07 July 2015, 16:00Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Youths in the Niger Delta have hailed the neutrality by President Muhammadu Buhari, displayed in the midst of the crisis rocking the National Assembly leadership.

The youths under the umbrella of the Niger Delta Youth coalition (NDYC), said the President had risen above politics amid the problems and inspired the confidence of all Nigerians

National Coordinator of NDYC ,Prince Emmanuel Ogba, thus urged Buhari to continue leading Nigeria without any tribal, religious or party sentiment for the peaceful development of the nation.

He urged him to work with the leadership of the current Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and that Yakubu Dogara, Speaker in the House of Representatives, for the interest of thenation.

Ogba meanwhile, urged legislators to work with Saraki, whom he endorsed for the position.

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“What the Senate needs in the present dispensation is the leadership of a person of Saraki’s caliber. He has the charisma, experience and integrity and strong character to lead the senate” he said.

He urged members of the 8th Senate to work together with Saraki irrespective of personal interest.

“Senators should jettison their personal, party or group interest for the interest of the nation because without Nigeria, all the divergent interest would not be there,” said Ogba.

He advised Saraki to see his position as that of trust by not only the senators but well-meaning Nigerians and endeavor to give the nation “nothing less than the best.”

“We in NDYC wish Saraki and Dogara God’s wisdom and protection to lead the nation to the highly desired next level,” concluded Ogba.

Divisions have beset the All Progressives after Saraki and Dogara had last month defied the directive of the party by contesting and winning the Senate Presidency and Speakership respectively against the wish of the party which preferred Ahmed Lawan as Senate President and Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker.

- CAJ News


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