Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the newly elected leaders of the National Assembly. He urged them to see their elections beyond the narrow interests of their political parties.
In a statement issued by his media office on Tuesday, June 9, Atiku noted that with the elections of its officers, the 8th National Assembly should get to work.
“The Nigerian people look up to the new National Assembly to work with the executive arm in finding solutions to the problems of insecurity, poverty, illiteracy and joblessness in the country. Their election is indeed a call to duty, and it is a call for which they cannot afford to fail the nation,” the statement read.
While congratulating the new leaders of the parliament on their election, Atiku reminded them of their responsibilities to their constituents, which, he said, is to put national interest before their individual political interest.