The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally broken its silence on the position of Deputy Senate President and formally endorsed the Senator representing Delta central, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for the position.
The party also formally endorsed Hon. Mohammed Idris Wase for the position of Deputy Speaker and asked all members to mobilise and support the two as choice of the party.
National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said in a statement that the decision was taken after two-day emergency meetings held between Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.
The governors of the party also formally endorsed Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of Senate President and Speaker at their meeting on Sunday night.
The party formally adopts Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for the positions of Deputy Senate President and Hon. Muhammed Idris Wase as Deputy Speaker. This is sequel to wide consultations with President Muhammadu Buhari, party stakeholders, including APC governors.
The statement said “You would recall that the party had earlier announced the duo of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as the party’s candidates for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of House Representatives respectively.
” All elected APC members of the Senate and House of Representatives are hereby directed to fully mobilise as a united force behind the party’s choice.
“Members who have earlier signified interests in these positions are urged to support the party’s decisions as loyal and committed members of APC by working with other members to ensure the emergence of the adopted candidates.’
Onilu said details of other positions in the two chambers will made public in due course.