NASS leadership: Lawan, Gbajabiamila is it – Okechukwu

By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor

#TrackNigeria: The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu has said that the National Assembly would be good with the leadership of Senator Ahmad Lawan as Senate President and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

He told journalists at Nkerifi, Nkanu East local government area of Enugu State during the wedding ceremony of the Administrative Secretary of Buhari Support Organisation and Zikist Buharist Movement, Tochi Eze over the weekend.

“My honest opinion is let Lawan and Gbaja be. Without prejudice to the zoning convention, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Lawan and Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila have paid their dues in the progressive camp. They have been consistent, steadfast and had persevered in the struggle which made our victory possible. They’re our arrowhead in the National Assembly. Am a witness.

“May I use this golden opportunity to appeal to my dear friend Distinguished Senator Ali Ndume, my big brother Senator Orji Uzo Kalu and indeed Distinguished Senators and Honorable Members of all the political parties to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his last leg, by allowing his proposal as per the leadership of the National Assembly to stand. Please leave Comrade Chair’s political correctness out of the equation, for in the fullness of time the regime will be remembered as Buhari’s regime, not Oshiomhole’s regime.

“Any day any time, one is an avid supporter of robust legislature, that’s why I support the independence of State Houses of Assembly. Luckily Buhari has placed independence of State Assembly on the front burner.

“All one is saying is that with mounting gross unemployment, broken infrastructure and high despondency in the land, President Buhari needs all hands on deck to consolidate the development of critical infrastructure he had embarked upon. He needs seamless legislation to advance the 5,000 kilometers of federal roads, 5,000 kilometers of Standard Gauge Rail lines and additional 5,000 megawatts of electricity. The sage says once beaten twice shy, he was stung in his first term.

“With my over decade association with Mr President, one sincerely believes that when he said many times in his post electoral victory that he will run an inclusive government that he means it. He doesn’t take prisoners nor play to the gallery.”

“At any rate, outside critical infrastructure like Eastern Corridor Railways, 2nd Niger Bridge, Enugu Coal, Eastern gas pipeline, agrarian revolution and similar projects nationwide which cordial bi-partisan National Assembly will engender, motivate and guarantee; there are  other strategic offices outside the chambers of the National Assembly to compensate such geopolitical zones,” Okechukwu said.

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