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Tambuwal meets President Buhari on NASS crisis

08 July 2015, 07:47

Abuja - Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday assured that the crisis within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly, would be resolved peacefully.

Tambuwal, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said normalcy would be restored to the two chambers of the National Assembly.

The governor, who is the head of the committee set up to resolve the crisis, particularly in the House of Representatives, maintained that those in the legislature were matured people representing their various constituencies, stressing that "they should know what is best for the party and the country.’’

According to him, the committee has already commenced work, assuring that there was light at the end of the tunnel.

He said members of the party would continue to support the President to ensure that APC delivered on its promises to Nigerians.

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"We have commenced meetings and even today we are going to have yet another meeting and I believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

"Peace and normalcy will be restored to the chambers of the National Assembly and I assure that we will continue to support Mr. President, for us to deliver on our promises to the Nigerian people," he said.

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, disclosed that his discussion with the President also bordered on security matters and the need to address other developmental challenges in the country.

The leadership crisis in the National Assembly reached a climax on June 25, when the House erupted into a fracas over attempt by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to close plenary without reading a letter from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The letter was believed to have recommended Femi Gbajabiamila (Lagos) as House Leader, Ado Doguwa (Kano) as Deputy Leader, Mohammed Monguno (Borno) as Whip, and Pally Iriase (Edo) as Deputy Whip.



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