After weeks of seeming helplessness over who holds what position in the eighth National Assembly due to be inaugurated in a matter of days, the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC)? on Tuesday assured that the impasse would be over soon.
National Chairman of the party, John Oyegun, who led a delegation of the National Working Committee of the APC on a solidarity visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, insisted that despite the heightened tension generated by those angling for the plum jobs in the NASS that “there will be no crisis. I want to give you that assurance.”
The party chairman added: “We are very conscious of the fact that the National Assembly is a separate arm of government and the Constitution provides that they are the ones responsible for electing their own officers. All we have to do is provide for them a conducive environment of doing just that.”
The visit also provided an opportunity for the APC to express satisfaction with steps taken by the President in his first five days in the saddle, while urging Nigerians to be patient with the new government.
“We did have frank discussions and I think all that happened is that he was quiet appreciative ?of our declaration of support. He briefed us on one or two issues and we are quite pleased at the way things are going,” he explained.
Fielding questions from journalists after the closed-door meeting, Oyegun assured that though the expectations of Nigerians were very high, Buhari would not let them down.
According to him, “we noted the fact that expectations are extremely ?high and that the public expects a totally new dawn.
“On that score we told him ‘we are with you, Mr. President; you will succeed because the entire party will be galvanised as one man behind you, to ensure that days into this presidency that Nigerians will indeed see that things are changing’.
“All the problems cannot be solved in one day that you will flick to bring that kind of eventuality. But what Nigerians want is to be sure that we are getting it right and that we are on the proper path towards answering their long frustration towards ameliorating their condition and that is what they will get.”