The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has agreed to allow its elected members to work with their colleagues from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) for the emergence of a new speaker for the incoming 9th assembly.
Rt. Hon. Leo Ogor, minority leader of the house of Representative 8th assembly said the decision was taken in the interest of the nation and to ensure that the will of the people prevails.
Ogor in a statement said the PDP is resolute in its determination to proactively participate in deciding the final outcome of the ongoing contest for leadership of the house of Representative.
The minority leader, Leo Ogor, re-elected and also the highest ranking member of the House of representative re-elected was quoted:
“While the nation looks forward to the inauguration of the 9th national assembly, the PDP house caucus is leaving no stone unturned in furtherance of its resolute determination to proactively decide the final outcome of the ongoing contest for leadership of the house in ways that would ultimately ensure that the people’s will ultimately prevails,” the statement read.
“While we further our unflinching commitment to the principles and ethos of democracy, the PDP House Caucus has endorsed its members’ decision to work with speakership aspirants from the ruling party, thereby allowing all who feel thus inclined, the freedom to attend all meetings, participate in campaigns, strategy sessions and other activities of any speakership aspirant of their choice.
“While the PDP House Caucus has taken the decision with clear focus on the national interest as well as the future strategic goals of our party, we are not unaware that a few may unfortunately feel inclined to go overboard, nibbling dangerously at carrots dangled before them without adequately heeding appropriate guidelines.
Meanwhile, Daily Tells understands that the 9th Assembly will be constituted on the 11th of July 2019. The new leadership will emerged on that day from the both chambers.