Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

9th NASS: PDP forecloses contest for Senate President, Speaker *Picks Abaribe, Dogara as Senate, House Minority Leaders

By News Express on 12/05/2019

Views: 629


LEADERS of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have foreclosed the chance of any of its members contesting for the post of Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives in the incoming ninth National Assembly, sources close to the party have said.

Investigations by the Sunday Tribune confirmed that leaders of the party had been brainstorming about the role of the PDP in the incoming Assembly due for inauguration in June.

It was confirmed that at formal and informal settings in recent weeks, the issue of how to handle the next National Assembly leadership had dominated discussions within the opposition party.

First, it was concluded that the party would not make public its choice of Senate President and Speaker among the contestants on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) until very close to the inauguration of the new Assembly.

Sources said that party leaders have resolved to keep the APC guessing on this matter and that the final meeting that would arrive at the choice of the candidate for Senate President and Speaker would only be known days to the elections.

A source in the know said that members of the National Working Committee of the PDP and the lawmakers-elect in the Senate and the House have been talking with no final decision reached on the contestants for the nation’s number three and four positions so far.

It was gathered that leaders of the party have also resolved to tell members of the party elected into the ninth Senate and House of Representatives not to drag the presiding officer positions with any of the APC members.

A source said that the party analysed its take on the 2015 to 2019 National Assembly and then resolved to change its strategy.

“It was good enough that we foisted a sort of hybrid Senate on the National Assembly in 2015 and then we also ensured that our loyalists in the person of the Speaker of the House, Honourable Yakubu Dogara got elected in 2015.

“It served as a morale booster that equally helped to galvanise our members in the two chambers. But going forward, it has been adopted that none of our members would drag the presiding officer positions with the APC in June.  The idea is to make impact without necessarily dragging positions,” the source said.

Another source stated that the PDP has resolved to allow the APC run its government so that the main opposition party can face the role of opposition between 2019 and 2023.

“During the 2019 electioneering, the APC went about blaming its failure on the hostile National Assembly being led by the opposition. Right now, we are of the view that the idea has served its purpose. From now, we won’t give further room for unfounded excuses by the APC,” the source stated.

It was also gathered that the party has resolved to pick the Senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, who currently chairs the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy as its Minority Leader in the ninth Senate.

Sources also said that Hon. Dogara has been chosen as the Minority Leader of the 9th House of Representatives.

In picking the duo, it was gathered that the party is gunning for consistency and loyalty, while also appreciating Dogara for his firm grip on members in the House. (nigerian Tribune)

Source News Express

Posted 12/05/2019 7:02 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
ASSBIFI warns banks not to retrench workers over...

Lassa fever: Over 60 under surveillance in Rivers...

Confirmed: 20 out of Borno’s 27 local government...

Obuah charges schools to embrace Operation Keep Rivers...

Sowore: When a 47-year-old is too young, inconsequential...

Statistics helps nation’s development, says Perm sec

Fayose blasts Buhari for flagging off campaign in...

Yuletide: Imo Transport Company maps out safety strategies...

Release of funds to Amnesty Office grossly inadequate...

On Sahara Reporters’ further stories about me

20 quoted South African firms lie about turnover...

Tinubu vs AIT: Court adjourns till April 1...

 

Latest News 17 students die in road accident while seeking varsity admission •Their death preventable, says Governor Primate Ayodele predicts outcome of Bayelsa, Kogi Edo guber polls Customs intercepts 8 Armoured Tanks at Nigeria/Cameroon border Boko Haram: Borno Governor faults new military strategy Give Southeast one DIG, five AIGs, 15 Police Commissioners — Intersociety Army deploys new strategy to counter Boko Haram Newcastle stun Spurs as Man City storm back to Prem second spot Crisis looms in Nsukka Community as Igwe insists on sole right to form Town Union Kidnappers, informants in the net Pray that God touches the hearts of Nigerian politicians to use public funds for public good — Peter Obi Nurse in Nigeria’s medical team dies in Makkah FG to prosecute SIPs saboteurs — Uwais

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (531,282 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,452 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,570 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,488 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (291,099 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,672 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,668 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (234,211 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,613 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,799 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,563 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,418 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (649) Features (799) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (59) International (3,865) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (167) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,408) Opinion (1,337) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,340) Religion (1,089) Sports (2,141) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera