June 11, 2019

Press Statement

… Charges Lawmakers to Guard Legislative Independence and Rule of Law

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) congratulates the 9th National Assembly for its successful
inauguration.

The party acknowledges the newly elected Senate President, Deputy Senate
President; as well as the newly elected Speaker and Deputy Speaker of
the House of Representatives, respectively on their new positions.

The PDP also commends all those that made the contest robust for helping
to deepen our democratic practice.

The PDP will always stand on the side of decency and utmost respect for
the institution of the National Assembly and the values we hold as a
people.

Our party therefore charges the federal lawmakers, as representatives of
the people, to place the welfare, wishes and aspirations of Nigerians
above every other considerations by ensuring a strong and independent
legislature that upholds the tenets of democracy and the dictates of our
constitution.

The 9th National Assembly therefore must work hard to save our nation
from the prevailing despondency caused by the misrule of the President
Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, by effectively applying its statutory
legislative instruments to guarantee  good governance and fiscal
prudence, curb corruption, check the excesses of the executive and
protect the rights of Nigerians from incessant violations.

The PDP reminds the National Assembly members to bear in mind that their
allegiance is to the people and the constitution and not to any
particular leader or group.

Our party therefore charges the legislature to work only in the interest
of our nation and resist the manipulations and pressure that might come
from quarters that seek to undermine our democratic order.

On our part, the PDP, as a  party, will remain truly committed to the
welfare of Nigerians. We shall continue to keep our focus on the quest
for good governance, national cohesion and economic wellbeing of the
people, even as we pursue our collective aspiration for the successful
retrieval of our stolen Presidential mandate at the tribunal.

Signed

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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