Check Out President Buhari’s Reaction to Lawan, Gbajabiamila Victory
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, following the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the President of the Senate and Mr Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
This was contained in a statement Tuesday evening by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Mr Idris Wase also emerged as the Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker respectively.
“The President also salutes all the national legislators and their political parties for their display of patriotism and non-partisanship before and during the election.
“He commends the transparent and fair nature of the voting process, adjudging it as a plus for the democracy in the country,”
The statement added that Buhari described the emergence of the new leaders of the legislative branch of government as “a new dawn, different from duplicity and perfidy of the immediate past.”
Buhari touched on the executive-legislature relationship, saying, “The Executive does not desire a rubber stamp Legislature. While separation of powers is essential, collaboration among all Arms of Government should be the name of the game.
“Opposition need not be virulent.”
The President added, “Stepping into the Next Level, the legislature has a big role to play for the goals of the administration to be achieved…This is for the ultimate good of the nation.”