The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the outgoing President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to stay out of the party’s plan to have a defined leadership in the ninth assembly.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Yekini Nabena, made this call while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. adding that the party’s decision on the selection and zoning of principal officers for the incoming 9th National Assembly is supreme.
He said that the party’s decision must be respected by its legislative caucus and opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly.
He, therefore, cautioned the outgoing President of the Senate,Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to steer clear of the leadership in both legislative chambers.
“The APC has learnt its lesson from the outgoing National Assembly when impostors masquerading as party men sabotaged our party and hijacked our mandate; affliction shall not rise up the second time.
“The efforts by the Adams Oshiomhole leadership of the party are commendable in achieving a fair selection and zoning arrangement that appeals to a greater section of the party stakeholders.
“APC has overwhelming majority in the National Assembly and has a legitimate right to make its choices on the selection and zoning of principal offices.