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Buhari reacts to emergence of new National Assembly leaders

10 June 2015, 18:19Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the outcome of the just-concluded election of leaders of the National Assembly.

He however noted the process of electing the leaders as initiated and concluded by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had not been followed.

Nonetheless Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said Buhari took the view that a constitutional process has somewhat occurred.

“President Buhari had said in an earlier statement that he did not have any preferred candidate for the Senate and the House of Representatives, and that he was willing to work with whoever the lawmakers elected,"
Adesina said.

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“That sentiment still stands. Though he would have preferred the new leaders to have emerged through the process established by the party.”

Adesina stressed that the stability of the constitutional order and overall interest of the common man were uppermost on the President's mind, as far as the National Assembly elections were concerned.

“The President called on all the elected representatives of the people to focus on the enormous task of bringing enduring positive change to the lives of Nigerians,” said Adesina.

At the elections held on Tuesday, APC’s Bukola Saraki emerged the Senate President while the People’s Democratic Party’s Ike Ekweremadu was retained as the Deputy.

Yakubu Dogara (APC) was elected the Speaker of the eighth Assembly.

- CAJ News


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