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Why National Assembly won’t reconvene now, by Reps group

Why National Assembly won’t reconvene now, by Reps group


A group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives under the auspices of Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG) has vowed that both chambers of the National Assembly would not reopen if the intention is to change leadership.

The group, in a statement signed by its spokesman, Hon. Timothy Golu, yesterday, in Abuja, said although their leaders were meeting to consider the appeal from the Presidency, the two chambers would reconvene only if there were assurances that no attempt would be made to impeach either the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara or Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. “Our leaders are meeting to brief us on the appeal by the presidency fous to reconvene. There must be assurance that no illegality would be attempted to be done against any of our leaders.

“We are worried by the statements from some anti-Saraki senators like Adamu Abdullahi and Ali Ndume to the fact that the Senate President must be changed.” According to Golu: “Talks are on going and as long as there is no threat to our democratic peace, we can reconvene to attend to issues. 

“We want peace and stability for our democracy to grow and produce more good fruits and if among ourselves, we are found guilty of any form of sabotage for personal reasons, then we are not fair to the people.” Golu maintained that the leadership of the legislature can only be determined by lawmakers and not the executive or leadership of any particular party.

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