Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), today met with the APC caucus of the incoming ninth National Assembly, ahead of Tuesday’s inauguration.
The meeting which had several of the Governors in attendance, was to finalize arrangements regarding its zoning of principal offices in the National Assembly and ensure that lawmakers elected on the party’s platform vote as directed.
Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, said the meeting was “basically to firm up all the conversations and lobbying that have gone on and we have already had a meeting with specific conclusions”.
Oshiomhole also restated the party’s decision to support Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Gbajabiamila for the office of Senate President and house speakership respectively.
He also noted that APC will also support Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege and Idris Wase as deputies for both positions.
“We have all agreed as a caucus to endorse distinguished Sen. Ahmed Lawan as APC candidate for the presidency of the senate and distinguished Senator Omo-Agege for the deputy presidency of the Senate.
“All those that have stepped down as a mark of respect for the party leadership are all qualified and they are all unanimous to back the candidates of the party,” Oshiomhole added.dp