The president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, while having a discussing about the leadership of the 10th National Assembly, yesterday dissclosed that he had no preferred candidate for the leadership. Tinubu stated this at a gathering of the new members-elect to the National Assembly organized by the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President-elect’s position on the composition of the leadership of the soon-to-be composed 10th National Assembly was delivered at the meeting by the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima.
In his speech at the parley, the National Chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said it was an understatement to say that the ruling party was the clear choice of the people.
“Three times, we asked the people to give us the thumbs up; and three times they did not hesitate to do so. They did so in 2015; they did so in 2019; they have now done it again in 2023. It reminds us that to whom much is given, much is expected.
”It is an understatement to say that much has been given to us and we must reciprocate by giving much more to the people and our dear country.”
He expressed happiness that although the notice for the meeting was short, the response has been overwhelming. “Adamu said.
Responding to questions following the meeting, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said the meeting was to bring members-elect, both Senate and the House of Representatives together to assure members that in spite of all the odds against the party, they were able to overcome and emerge victorious. He also confirmed that the forum discussed the issue of zoning, which had dominated discussions recently.