A group under the auspices of Progressives Foundational Movement, (PFM) has advised the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the National Working Committee, (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives party, (APC) not to bow to pressure over the choice of leadership of the 10th National Assembly.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that the NWC of the ruling party had picked a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio (South-South), and Senator Barau Jibrin (North West) as preferred candidates of the APC for the senate president and deputy president.
The party likewise choose Tajudeen Abbas; Member representing Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, and Hon Ben Kalu for the offices of speaker and deputy speaker which is causing controversy in the party.
PFM In a statement yesterday in Abuja, by the National Coordinator, Barrister Aganaba Johnson, said Tinubu and NWC should not overturn the choice of Tajudeen Abbas as the consensus candidate despite the protests.
The statement reads: “In the history of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Hon Abbas has the highest bills of 78 in the 9th Assembly, he had the third highest bills of 43 in the 8th Assembly and 20 of these bills have been assented to.
“The country must endeavour to sustain the successes recorded in the outgoing 9th Assembly, whereby there are tangible achievements due to the cordial relationship between the executive and legislative arms.”