9th Assembly Speakership: Support Any APC Candidate Of Your Choice, PDP Caucus Tells Members
The caucus of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) has directed its members to support any candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC ) of their choice in the Speakership race of 9th Assembly.
The Minority Leader of the House, Leo Ogor disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the decision was taken in the interest of the the country.
Read his statement below;
Ogor said: “While the nation looks forward to the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, the PDP House Caucus is leaving no stone unturned in furtherance of its resolute determination to proactively decide the final outcome of the ongoing contest for leadership of the House in ways that would ultimately ensure that the people’s will ultimately prevails.
“While we further our unflinching commitment to the principles and ethos of democracy, the PDP House Caucus has endorsed its members’ decision to work with Speakership aspirants from the ruling party, thereby allowing all who feel thus inclined, the freedom to attend all meetings, participate in campaigns, strategy sessions and other activities of any Speakership aspirant of their choice.
“While the PDP House Caucus has taken the decision with clear focus on the national interest as well as the future strategic goals of our party, we are not unaware that a few may unfortunately feel inclined to go overboard, nibbling dangerously at carrots dangled before them without adequately heeding appropriate guidelines.
“Nonetheless, such risks have to be taken occasionally as part of sacrifice for the national interest – an overriding consideration for us in our great party.