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APC congratulates Abdullahi on his emergence as Nasarawa Assembly Speaker


By Linus Ogbu, Lafia

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Nasarawa State, has congratulated the speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim -Balarabe Abdullahi, on his emergence as the speaker of the 7th Assembly of the State.

This is contained in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the Party Publicity Secretary, Douglas Otaru on Saturday in Lafia.

The statement said the successful election and subsequent swearing in of Abdullahi was a victory for democracy and the people of Nasarawa state.

The party extended its congratulatory message to the entire members of the 7th Assembly for the successful and harmonious resolution of the crisis, which led to eventual election and inauguration of Abdullahi as Speaker.

The party also congratulated Hon. Daniel Ogazi and members of his faction for their show of patriotism and amicable resolution of the crisis.

“May we use this medium on behalf of the Executive and members of the APC, to congratulate the entire members of the 7th Assembly for the successful and harmonious resolution.

“The resolution has resulted in eventual election and inauguration Of Hon Ibrahim Abdullahi as the Speaker of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly.

“the crisis as opined by Hon Ogazi in his address was a needless one ab-initio but fifth columnists within the party and other meddlesome interlopers who take advantage of any crisis for profiteering had been the ones instigating the prolonged circle of the impasse,” the statement said.

The party however, said it look forward to a more robust and impactful legislative tenure in office, while urging them to continue to support the programme and policies of the Gov Sule’s administration for a more virile and egalitarian society.

Recall that the inauguration of the 7th Assembly, by Mr Ibrahim Musa, Acting Clerk of the assembly was postponed, citing security advice form the government.

After the postponement, leadership crisis erupted where two speakers emerged for the 7th Assembly with Abdullahi and Ogazi leading different factions.

But with the withdrawal of speakership ambition of Ogazi and re-inauguration of the 7th assembly, the over Six weeks Nasarawa Assembly leadership crisis has been put to rest.

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