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NASS Crisis Almost Over, Says Tambuwal

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

*Meets Buhari On Security Issues

By Chesa Chesa, Abuja?

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who is heading a committee mandated to resolve the crisis among members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly, has given the assurance that the conflict would soon be over.

Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, gave the assurance to journalists after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday.

Tambuwal said: “We have commenced meetings and even today we are going to have yet another meeting and I believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

“Peace and normalcy will be restored to the chambers of the National Assembly and I assure that we will continue to support Mr. President for us to deliver on our promises to the Nigerian people.”

The governor declined to state if the resolution panel was amenable to the demands by one of the feuding factions led by ?Femi Gbajabiala to produce the remaining four principal officers of the House of Representatives.

He said: “It is not a matter of caving into it, I am a mediator and I am not at liberty to pre-empt what should be the outcome of my report, therefore I am not in a position to confirm that.”

Reacting to question as to whether the manner of his emergence as the Speaker four years ago emboldened recalcitrant lawmakers to elect Yakubu Dogara as current Speaker, Tambuwal said: “I should leave that to you to make your own judgment.

“I believe they are all matured people representing their various constituencies in both the Senate and the House of Representatives and they should know what is best for the country and the party.”

All the same, the governor said he came to see Buhari for consultation on issues concerning security and development of the country.

“Mr. President is the leader of the party and as a governor of Sokoto State, I have come to see him and indeed to seek for his advice and rub minds with him on issues bordering on security and continued development of the country.

“You could see that our meeting with him was business-like and I believe that is how it should be when you come to a leader such as Mr. President – you don’t take much of his time, you go to issues and address them and then take your leave.”