Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has congratulated Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogara over their elections as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.
He equally felicitated with the Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives over their elections.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by his Spokesman Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal commended members of the two chambers of the National Assembly for exhibiting high sense of maturity and defence of legislative ethos in the choice of their leaders.
He reiterated that the outcome of the National Assembly elections indicated that democracy has come of age in Nigeria and that the doctrine of the independence of the legislature is gradually taking firm root.
Tambuwal, who is the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, admonished those who were unsuccessful in the contest to regard their actions as positive contributions to democratic process and accept their defeat in good faith.
He urged all Nigerians to rally round the new leadership for them to execute their mandates.
He expressed confidence in the ability of those who emerged, saying their various experiences will steady the ship and allow the new APC-led Federal Government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, to deliver on their electoral promises to all Nigerians.
The Governor admonished the new leaders to carry all members along and ensure that unity, peace and stability pervades the Assembly at all times.