Thursday, 11 June 2015

APC senators should support Saraki–PDP chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Gloria Adebajo-Fraser, has called on the All Progressives Congress senators to shun bitterness and support the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The APC lawmakers had on Tuesday morning converged on the International Conference Centre in Abuja for a meeting in which they were to be addressed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC senators missed the election which saw the emergence of Saraki as the Senate President.
While congratulating the newly inaugurated senators in a statement, on Wednesday, Adebajo-Fraser said the 8th National Assembly has demonstrated commendable political maturity in the election of its leaders.
The statement read, “I believe the APC has shot itself in the foot as the new leadership that has emerged in the 8th Assembly is a result of an alliance between the new PDP and the old PDP. The PDP has produced some of the best and astute politicians in Nigeria today and will always demonstrate impressive political skills and sagacity when they want to.”
“Some APC senators failed to show up for the election which was to hold at 10am in accordance with the tradition. As of the time the election was conducted, the PDP had the majority in the house and there was a quorum before the election was held in accordance with the house rules.”
The PDP chieftain berated the APC senators for their absence during the election, noting that their attitude “portrays a lack of discipline, and lack of consideration for the other senators who were punctual.”
SOURCE: punchng