A group, Nigeria Needs Positive Change Group, has asked one of the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, to publicly accept the emergence of Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.
Mr. Tinubu is believed to have been against the candidacy of Mr. Saraki as leader of the Senate and supported the ambition of Ahmed Lawan, instead.
The group asked Mr. Tinubu, a former senator, to toe the exemplary conduct of the party’s national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun. They said this would add value to the party and also ensure unity and stability of the APC.
In a statement issued in Ilorin on Monday by its national coordinator, Mas’ud Adebimpe, the group called on other APC leaders to put the issue of Mr. Saraki’s election behind them and face the serious job of governance.
It insisted that the emergence of Mr. Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate president and House of Representatives speaker respectively “indeed symbolizes the positive change mantra of the APC”.
While reminding APC leaders of their promise to effect positive change in the lives of Nigerians through good governance in all facet of life, the group said, “We urge all other honest leaders of APC to as a matter of urgency prevail on all those threatening to bring down our democratic institutions to have a rethink. The party leadership should start in earnest on the fulfilment of all the electioneering campaign promises to the people, rather than wasting precious times on an issue which process had been adjudged credible, transparent and constitutional.
“The NNPCG align in totality with the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the election of NASS leadership. His readiness to work with whoever was elected and not to interfere in the process was legendary and indeed we did not expect less from a man whose integrity was the main credential flaunted to seek the people’s mandate.”
The group also asked Mr. Buhari to call the aggrieved APC leaders to order to allow peace to reign in the land and at the National Assembly.