AHMED LAWAN, GBAJABIAMILA EMERGE SENATE PRESIDENT, SPEAKER RESPECTIVELY
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Today another great decision was taken in upper and lower chamber of the national assembly with may either mare and mend the strength of Democracy in Nigeria. Senator Ahmed Lawan, a fifth-time lawmaker through the two chambers, emerged the President of the Senate while Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was elected his deputy.
Lawan, who represents Yobe North senatorial district and Omo-Agege, who holds the mandate for Delta Central district, are of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).
In the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila was elected Speaker, while Mr Ahmed Idris emerged his deputy. They are also of the APC.
Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has congratulated the newly emerged leaders of the National Assembly, with Senator Ahmed Lawan as the Senate President and Hon. Femi Gbajagbiamila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He made the statement immediately after the election of the two leaders that took place at the chambers of the National Assembly, at different hours, starting with the Senate then the Green Chamber.
According to Ganduje he did all that he could to see that all legislators from Kano, both Senators and Representatives, put their weight behind the newly emerged leaders because he believes in the capacity of the elected leaders.
Both Lawan and Gbajagbiamila being the choice of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and party elders, it shows that Ganduje’s support of the newly leaders of the national assembly during their campaign period was his commitment to the supremacy of the party.
The main opposition party, in a congratulatory message, acknowledged the new set of the leadership of the two chambers and congratulated them for their electoral victories in the keenly contested positions.
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