National Assembly crisis: Let reason prevail, by Esther Ogala

Having been following the ongoing crisis in the National Assembly, I must say that the action of our lawmakers is a disappointment to the party and to the nation.

NASS Complex
NASS Complex

Our leaders must understand that once they are elected, they become representatives of all, irrespective of their personal interests.

They must bear in mind that Nigeria is greater than anyone and it’s up to us to ensure that we stay strong and stay focused.

On this note, it will do the party a great good if they can resolve the crisis as quickly as possible because it is still within manageable parameters.

While doing that, the party should be guided by what is good for the country not for the interest of party cabals.

We all understand the party is supreme; more so the party should know when to draw the line in a very conflicting situation like this.

All aggrieved APC lawmakers should take a cue from the maturity of both Atiku and Kwankwoso who lost during the presidential primary of the party and were able to concede defeat and supported Buhari.

Senator Bukola Saraki has been elected by the rules and constitution governing the National Assembly, therefore the party should accept the outcome and move on.

In the aspect of selecting the remaining key positions in the National Assembly, the party should also involve its members when taking decision and also give the legislators the opportunity to choose who they can and will want to work with.

Esther Ogala wrote from Lokoja, Kogi State

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