Oshiomhole mocks doomsayers over APC NASS leadership

Oshiomhole mocks doomsayers over APC NASS leadership

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole on Tuesday mocked doomsayers who criticised the party on the choice of its Candidates for the leadership of the National Assembly. He said this while addressing journalists shortly before the House election where Senator Ahmed Lawal and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as 9th Senate president and


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole on Tuesday mocked doomsayers who criticised the party on the choice of its Candidates for the leadership of the National Assembly.

He said this while addressing journalists shortly before the House election where Senator Ahmed Lawal and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as 9th Senate president and Speaker of House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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He said, “For those who thought something was wrong with the APC, I think the outcome of the Senate election will humble them, not just for the victory but for the size of the defeat.

“They insisted on secret ballot which is not good enough because in parliament the constituents must know how their representatives are voting.

SPEAKER OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA

“That will be the basis of supporting them in the future. But if the vote is secret, it means that they are not accountable. But they insisted that it must be secret ballot. It is okay.

“We have worked hard to let our people (lawmakers) recognise that Nigerians, with their eyes open, gave the APC the executive; they also gave us the overwhelming majority in the two arms of the National Assembly.

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“I think that in doing that, they expect that this time round, the APC would have no excuse not to deliver. We cannot say that we are being blocked by the parliament.

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“The parliament is ours and those who don’t believe in ‘change’ cannot be entrusted with the challenge of managing the ‘change.’ That is why I said we must give the position of responsibility to those who believe in our ‘change’ agenda. So, today, that has been translated. You can just imagine how I feel; like a mother, we are on the verge of giving birth to twins in the two chambers of the National Assembly.

“For me, it is our finest hour, particularly when you bear in mind what happened in 2015.

“It is the mischief of 2015 that we have tried to correct, and I am happy that it has been settled”.

He however did not set any agenda for the National Assembly.

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