The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has broken down the reason why they supported Senator Ali Ndume and Umar Bago as its candidates for the role of Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.
PDP revealed in a statement recently that the move was made to safeguard the sanctity of the legislature.
Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri, who is the National Secretary of the PDP, disclosed that the decision was made after PDP’s meeting with its governors and soon-to-be lawmakers.
The statement read, “After very extensive consultations with critical stakeholders resolve to support Senator Ali Ndume and Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago for Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives respectively, ahead of National Assembly inauguration on Tuesday.
“The final resolution on Senator Ndume and Hon. Bago was reached at the end of a decisive meeting of members of the National Working Committee, party leaders, state governors as well as senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP.
“This decision is in the best interest of the nation, in line with our party’s determination to deepen democracy, ensure a strong and independent legislature, strict compliance to the principle of separation of powers as well as constitutional checks and balances in the polity.
“All senators and members-elect on the platform of the PDP are to be guided accordingly.”