National Assembly APC rejects Saraki, Dogara appointments

The APC also said that the ‘indiscipline and treachery’ that led to Saraki and Dogara’s emergence as leaders of the Assembly is unacceptable.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President and Yakubu Dogara as Speaker of the House of Representatives saying that they were not the party’s chosen candidates for the positions.

The APC also said that the ‘indiscipline and treachery’ that led to Saraki and Dogara’s emergence as leaders of the Assembly is unacceptable.

This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, by APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.

It reads:

“Senator Bukola and Hon. Dogara are not the candidates of the APC and a majority of its National Assembly members-elect for the positions of Senate President and House Speaker.”

“The party duly met and conducted a straw poll and clear candidates emerged for the posts of Senate President, Deputy Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, supported by a majority of all Senators-elect and members-elect of the House of Representatives.”

“All National Assembly members-elect who emerged on the platform of the party are bound by that decision. The party is supreme and its interest is superior to that of its individual members.”

“Consequently, the APC leadership is meeting in a bid to re-establish discipline in the party and to mete out the necessary sanctions to all those involved in what is nothing but a monumental act of indiscipline and betrayal to subject the party to ridicule and create obstacles for the new administration.”

”There can be no higher level of treachery, disloyalty and insincerity within any party.”

Saraki and Dogara were elected on Tuesday despite not being chosen to represent the APC.

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