10th NASS leadership: Tinubu breaks silence on brewing crisis in APC

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By Ogaga Ariemu

Amid the raging crisis over the leadership of the 10th National Assembly, President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ruled out the possibility of a repeat of the 8th Assembly saga when the opposition outfoxed the All Progressives Congress, APC, to head the country’s legislature.

Tinubu, represented by the National Vice Chairman, APC Southwest, Isaac Kekemeke, disclosed this during a lecture organized in honour of Afenifere Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, who marked his 97th birthday at the weekend.

According to him, the party still has enough time to bring the warring factions together before the inauguration of the National Assembly.

He allayed fears that the opposition would hijack the leadership of the National Assembly.

“Opposition will not take over the National Assembly; both the President-elect and party are working tirelessly to ensure that whatever you perceive as anger will be sorted out, and this is a democracy,” he said.

A week ago, APC endorsed Senator Godwill Akpabio and Tajudeen Abbas as Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker.

Since then, aspirants for the 10th NASS leadership have threatened to boycott the party.

In 2015, Bukola Saraki and Hon Yakubu Dogara emerged as winners of the leadership of the National Assembly against the wishes of the ruling APC.

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