The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Monday cautioned newly-elected members of the House of Representatives under the platform of the party against division as regards the constitution of the House leadership.
The party’s National chairman made this declaration during a scheduled meeting between the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, and APC’s newly-elected lawmakers in the lower chamber held at Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
In his words, “Please, don’t allow anybody to divide you.
“We shall carry out extensive consultations with Buhari and other leaders of the party to harmonise issues and, work out a sensible zoning formula that seek to carry everybody along.
“We shall not again share any of the critical positions in the leadership of the House of Representatives with the opposition PDP including chairmanship of sensitive committees.
“We have overwhelming majority even if we want to amend the constitution.
“I’m happy to say that in the same token, the Nigerian people have expressed less confidence in the opposition PDP.
“APC will nominate the right candidates to occupy the speaker, deputy speaker, leader ,Chief whip, deputy chief whip and others. However, we shall only allow the opposition to occupy the Minority leader and chairmanship of the public accounts committee as provided by the constitution.
“Our challenge is to have a leadership of the House of Representatives that will share the same vision with the executive.
“We have the number and we will use the number to elect the leaders we want,” he said.
Reacting, some of the newly-elected lawmakers, who spoke on behalf of their colleagues, pledged their undivided loyalty to the blueprint of the ruling party in the discharge of their legislative duties.