Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Saraki’s choice, APC nemesis – Babatope, Oyedokun

Two members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees-Chief Ebenezer Babatope and Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun-have hailed the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.

Babatope and Oyedokun also hailed the emergence of Yakubu Dogara as the Speaker, House of Representatives.
Both Saraki and Dogara are members of the All Progressives Congress but they reportedly defied the ruling party’s arrangement by running against the candidates of the party for the two principal posts.
The APC had endorsed Senator Ahmad Lawan for the Senate presidency and Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila for the headship of the lower legislative chamber.
Oyedokun said, “It is now clear to all political parties that imposition is not the best. Secondly, it is now clear that there must be a mutual understanding in the working of the House and that of the Senate where members should be allowed to work independently.
“Thirdly, nemesis has caught up with the APC, considering the manner the party installed Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal as Speaker. I congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for being neutral. He has not behaved like some of his predecessors and he will enjoy the confidence of the legislature for his neutrality.”
Also, Babatope said the election of Saraki and Dogara was democracy at work.
He said, “We pray for the new leaders. That is democracy at work; we now have the APC and the PDP sharing power in the Senate. I personally love Gbajabiamila, he’s an orator. I want Gbajabiamila to win but you can see democracy at work. We, in the PDP, are going to cooperate with Buhari. I can see the hand of God in all this.”
Also, the immediate past Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, has described the emergence of Saraki and that of his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu as a blend of both transformation and change.
SOURCE: punchng