APC Kicks Against National Assembly Elections

APCThe All Progressives Congress, APC, has kicked against the recent development at the National Assembly on Tuesday.

In a statement signed by Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary, APC, the party described as totally unacceptable and the “highest level of indiscipline and treachery” the process of Tuesday’s inauguration of the National Assembly that led to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.

The APC 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.”

APC decried a situation in which some people, based on nothing but “inordinate ambition and lack of discipline and loyalty, will enter into an unholy alliance with the very same people whom the party and indeed the entire country worked hard to

replace and sell out the hard won victory,” of the party.

“There can be no higher level of treachery, disloyalty and insincerity within any party,” the APC said, vowing to resolve the matter using all constitutional and legal means available to it.

Meanwhile, the APC has asked all its loyal Senators- elect to report to the Senate to be sworn-in in order to discharge their constitutional duties.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed reservation on the development. Femi Adeshina, his media aide, said the president would have loved the process to go the way it was planned by the APC. However the president said he was ready to work with the new leaders of the legislative arm of government.

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