Thursday, August 1, 2019
Advertisement

‘A new dawn’ — Buhari hails emergence of Lawan, Gbaja

‘A new dawn’ — Buhari hails emergence of Lawan, Gbaja
June 11
21:46 2019
Advertisement

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the presiding officers of the national assembly.

Unlike in 2015, the preferred candidates of the ruling party emerged in both chambers of the national assembly.

Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege were elected as senate president and deputy senate president respectively while Femi Gbajabiamila emerged speaker of the house of representative and Idris Wase, deputy speaker.

In a statement by Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesman, the president commended the “transparent and fair nature” of the voting process, adjudging it as a plus for the democracy in the country

Buhari described the emergence of the new leaders as “new dawn, different from duplicity and perfidy of the immediate past”.

“The Executive does not desire a rubber stamp Legislature. While separation of powers is essential, collaboration among all Arms of Government should be the name of the game. Opposition need not be virulent,” the statement read.

“Stepping into the Next Level, the legislature has a big role to play for the goals of the administration to be achieved. This is for the ultimate good of the nation.”

The president charged the winners to use their positions for the higher interest of the country and for the growth of democracy.

He also urged contestants who lost out to be “gallant in defeat” and join hands with the victors who should “exhibit magnanimity and eschew vindictiveness.”

“At the end of the day, we, the people, who elected our representatives at the national level, are the winners,” the president said.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2019 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
August 01, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement