Chairman of the APC Chief John Odigie-Oyegun yesterday forwarded names of the party’s chosen candidates to ocupy principal positions in the National Assembly to Saraki and Dogara. The names which was contained in a letter signed by Chief Odigie-Oyegun reads;
“Please find below for your necessary action names of principal officers approved by the party, after excessive consultations for the 8th Senate as follows: Senator Ahmed Lawan(Majority Leader)–North-East; Prof. Sola Adeyeye( Chief Whip)–South-West; Sen. George Akume (Deputy Majority Leader)—North-Central; and Sen. Abu Ibrahim(Deputy Chief Whip)—North-West.”
A similar letter written to the Speaker of the House of Representatives reads
“Please find below for your necessary action names of principal officers approved by the party after extensive consultations for the eighth House of Representatives as follows: Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (House Leader) South-West; Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa(Deputy House Leader)—North-West; Hon. M. T. Monguno(Chief Whip)—North-East; and Hon. Pally Iriase(Deputy Chief Whip)—South-South. This comes with the assurances of my highest regards.”
The party believes that aggrieved National Assembly members such as Senator Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila who were sidelined by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives during the June 9th National Assembly elections should be compensated with principal offices in the National Assembly.
Source: The Nation