Atiku Congratulates Saraki, Dogara, Urges Them To Be Focused

Former Vice President
Former Vice President
Former Vice President

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the newly elected leaders of the National Assembly, admonishing them to see their elections beyond the narrow interests of respective political parties.

In a statement issued by Atiku’s media office in Abuja Tuesday, the former Vice President noted that with the elections of its presiding officers, the 8th National Assembly should swing to work and put the overall national interests beyond the personal political interests of its members.

He said that with the election of its presiding officers, the 8th National Assembly has prepared the ground work for a full legislative business.

Atiku while congratulating the new leaders of the parliament on their election, reminded members the Senate and the House of Representatives 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.”