Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Senate Presidency: Saraki urges APC to follow due process

the Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to follow due process, and consider competence of aspirants in determining the candidate of the party for the Senate Presidency.

Saraki, who is one of the two aspirants contesting the office of the Senate President next month during the inauguration of the 8th Senate, in an interview with journalists in Abuja, specifically asked the APC leadership “to pick a senator that has vision and who is ready to work, not because of what he stands to gain.”
He said, “Part of leadership is having principle and commitment to be able to stand for the things that are right despite discomfort. If you look at my comments, my views have been that the issue that has crippled us is the inability to manage our revenue effectively.”
He said Nigeria would be able to solve its social and economic crises with the right persons at the helm of affairs of both the executive and the legislature.
He said, “If you are talking about leadership, whether in the Executive or the National Assembly, you must have people that have the grasp or understanding of what is required.
“You must think of the value the person brings to the people and I believe that in the area of oversight, we can improve on our relationship with the executive.”
On the issue of party endorsement, Saraki said what Nigerians voted for was change built on trying to do things in a different way, and allowing people to express their desire.
SOURCE: punchng