How PDP Governors reacted to emergence of Lawan, Gbajabiamila as Senate President, Speaker
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How PDP Governors reacted to emergence of Lawan, Gbajabiamila as Senate President, Speaker

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, has congratulated the newly-elected leadership of the ninth National Assembly.

Chairman of the Forum and Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Daniel Alabrah, on Wednesday, urged the new NASS leadership to guarantee the independence of the legislature in accordance with democratic ethos.

On Tuesday, Ahmed Lawan emerged as Senate President President and Ovie Omo-Agege as Deputy Senate President.

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Femi Gbajabiamila was elected as Speaker of House of Representatives and Ahmed Wase as Deputy Speaker.

Dickson said: “On behalf of the PDP governors, I congratulate the new leadership of the National Assembly.

“I urge them to strive to defend the independence of the legislature and to protect the rights of Nigerians.

“If the independence of the legislature is lost, then our democracy would have lost all meaning.

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“The legislators should seek to protect both chambers as well as the rights of Nigerians.

“They have the responsibility to protect the Nigerian people against all forms of arbitrariness and abuses,” he said.

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