By: Joy Odor/Abuja
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated 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 in Press statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the
National Publicity Secretary 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” it said.
It urged the 9th National Assembly to work hard to save the 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 reminded 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.
The Party charged 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.
It promised to On our remain truly committed to the welfare of Nigerians and continue to keep its focus on the quest for good governance, national cohesion and economic wellbeing of the peoplel.