Written by Balarabe Alkassim


Former APC Interim North East vice chairman, Umar Duhu said that the loss of the senate deputy presidency to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would have been avoided if the party had mediated early.

He stated this in Abuja yesterday while reacting to the controversies that trailed the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as the Senate president and the Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.
He said that the emergence of Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu as the Deputy Senate President is the result of a marriage of convenience from the fallout of what happened within the APC which he said was an unfortunate development for the party.
“If the party allows this unfortunate scenario to flow as it stands today with PDP man as the Deputy Senate President, it is suspect and the PDP will at all times have advance knowledge of what the APC caucus in the National Assembly is up to,” he said.
He however said the idea, of allowing another party to hold key position in the National Assembly will be good if it is for the purpose of legislative duty to formulate laws for good governance and wellbeing of Nigeria as a nation.
“Anyone or any party can be there, what is up most is to ensure a nationalistic handling of Nigerian State. A synergy between all the arms of Government to work in harmony will ensure the smooth running of the government,” he added.
He said since the controversy is over, the National Assembly leadership should be committed to its responsibilities of providing legislations which should be geared towards the development of the nation.

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