9th National Assembly Leadership: PDP Vows To Shock APC
PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus (photo credit: Premium Times)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that it will surprise the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the leadership of the 9th National Assembly.

The APC through its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, had insisted that the party will not share chairmanship of House of Representatives and Senate’ Committees with opposition parties in the 9th Assembly.

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But reacting in a statement on Thursday, the Deputy National Publicity of the PDP, Diran Odeyemi, said there is no way the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate would emerge without the support of opposition lawmaker.

Odeyemi said: “We wonder why Adams Oshiomhole will continue to display a clear lack of understanding of how the leadership of the federal parliament emerges.

“It seems he believes that his choice of Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila for the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively will see fruition without the support of our lawmakers. We have our own strategy and at the right time, both him (Oshiomhole) and the APC will be shocked.

“As a party still learning the ropes, having only won elections in 2015, APC can be forgiven for thinking the leadership of the National Assembly is it’s own to determine.”

Odeyemi commenting on the emergence of chairmanship of the committees, advised Oshiomhole not to be in a hurry, stating that very soon, the chairmen will emerge in a way he would find difficult to understand.