FEATURE: National Assembly Leadership and Crisis of Endorsement


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A News analysis by Obike Ukoh, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Who leads the 9th National Assembly is already a contentious issue.

Although the National Assembly is self-regulatory, the controversy was sparked off by the endorsement of personalities for the positions of the Senate President and Speaker House of Representatives by the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC).

President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, settled for Sen. Ahmad Lawan and Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila for Senate President and Speaker, House of Representatives, respectively.

Buhari at a dinner for Senators-elect of the APC, impressed it upon them that Lawan, the current Senate Leader, would be the party’s choice for the Senate Presidency.

“Buhari made it known that Lawan is his choice and begged the Senators-elect to support him.

“He spoke about how the present leadership of the National Assembly slowed down his…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria