9th Assembly: Presidency speaks on Buhari ‘deciding’ Saraki, Dogara’s successors

The presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari won’t interfere in deciding those to lead the 9th National Assembly.

Buhari’s Special Adviser on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang, said the president had devolved the responsibility to the All Progressives Congress, APC, to decide.

Speaking with Daily Independent, Enang said: “The president is the leader of the party and the party is handling the situation.

“The president does not have to speak on every matter. He devolves power which he has done in this case.

“He does not give the power to the party because the power belongs to the party; he is just the leader of the party. So, the party of which he is the leader chaired by the national chairman is handling the situation and is on top of it.

“The members themselves, both senators and Reps members are very serious stakeholders at the highest level. So, we are relating with them and they have given assurances that they will respect the party’s position.”

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