REP-ELECT URGES BUHARI TO GUIDE APC IN SELECTION OF NASS LEADERSHIP

Ahmed Manir, a newly elected House of Representatives member for Lere federal constituency, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to guide the APC in the selection the 9th assembly leadership.

Daily Trust reports Manir who contested under the platform of APC and was declared the winner of the Lere federal constituency seat in Kaduna state by the INEC made the call on Thursday, February 28.

He maintained that President Buhari should not allow “selfish people to hijack the National Assembly as they did in 2015.”

The new legislator disclosed that it was already confirmed that APC would have the majority at the Senate and House of Representatives due to the results released by the commission.

He said: “This makes it easier for the party leadership to avoid the mess of 2015 where some people for their selfish interest held the legislature to ransom.”

Recalled that after the just concluded elections, 64 presently serving senators and 151 members of the House of Representatives would not be returning to their seats in the next 9th National Assembly.

Only 209 members of the House and 45 senators will be retaining their seats going by the election result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Also, 42 of the 64 senators that would not be returning lost out at their primaries since October 2018, while the other 22 suffered defeat at the just concluded general election.

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