By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State has facilitated and rejoice with the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the President of the Senate and that of House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as good omen for a new phase of democracy and all-round development in Nigeria.
Lawan is arguably one of the most patriotic, well- cultured, and disciplined senators Nigeria has ever produced. He has in Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the new Deputy Senate President, an experienced political tactician, and loyal partyman.
According to the statement signed by the publicity secretary of the party ,Alex Kalejaiye, ” We heartily rejoice with the National Assembly, and congratulate the new Senate President, his deputy, the Speaker, his deputy and other elected officers on their elevation.
The Ondo State APC urges Nigerians to expect robust, intense and thorough debate on all issues in the hallowed chambers of the National Assembly, without erecting stumbling blocks on the path of national development.
” Lawan, has repeatedly promised to lead a Senate that is devoid of rancour, work harmoniously with the other arms of government, without compromising the independence of the legislative arm. We trust that these would be the hallmarks of his tenure as the President of the Senate”
” We commend the dexterity, and efforts of all the leaders of APC, particularly that of the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for this laudable feat.
However, the State chapter also congratulates the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, saying the new leadership in the National Assembly would justify the confidence reposed in it.