Atiku congratulates Saraki, Dogara
CHIEFTAIN of the All progressive congress ( APC) and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara over their election as leaders of the National Assembly.
Atiku, in a press statement, issued by his media office moments after the election yesterday admonished members of the entire Assembly to see their elections beyond the narrow interests of respective political parties.
He stated that with the elections of its presiding officers, the 8th National Assembly should swing to work and put the overall national interest beyond the personal political interests of its members.
The Turaki Adamawa said that with the election, the 8th National Assembly has prepared the groundwork for a full legislative business.
While congratulating the new leaders, Atiku reminded them of their responsibilities to their constituents, which, he said, is to put national interest before their individual political interest.
Irrespective of the political mix through which the presiding officers emerged, he noted, the 8th National Assembly should never lose focus of its role as a partner in progress with the other arms of government, especially the executive arm.
“The Nigerian people look up to the new National Assembly to work with the executive arm in finding solutions to the problems of insecurity, poverty, illiteracy and joblessness in the country. “Their election is indeed a call to duty, and it is a call for which they cannot afford to fail the nation.”