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NASS: We’ll Approach Senate Issue Differently – Oyegun

Posted: Jul 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

*Gbabiamila Pays Homage

By Rotimi Akinwunmi, Abuja

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, Tuesday, July 28,2015, applauded the House of Representatives for resolving the crisis in the House in an amicable way.

Odigie-Oyegun, however,  said that the crisis rocking the Senate was different from what was experienced at the House of Representatives because of an opposition Senator as Deputy Senate President, saying the party would address the matter differently.

He was reacting to the emergence of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila Tuesday in Abuja, as the House Leader for the lower chamber.

Shortly after his emergency, Gbajabiamila paid a s visit to the National Secretariat of the APC, which sources close to the National Chairman believed was to appreciate the party for the support given to him during the struggle for the House leadership.

 Oyegun had pushed for Gbajabiamila’s emergence as House Leader in a letter he wrote to the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, after he lost the Speakership of the House.

Speaking to newsmen, the chairman commended the House speaker for his sense of patriotism.

He said: “I want to commend the Speaker and his team  for their sense of patriotism. It is my hope and expectation that the wounds will now be totally healed that the APC family will now reunite fully as one.

To Nigerians, Oyegun said: ” I have already offered our regrets. This is part of growing; we are new to government and we are democratic and above all, progressive movement. 

“We are in the process of welding all the various tendencies into one and today we have scored one major victory and I can assure the country that the party has began the process of healing all the wounds and becoming one strong force.

“We are moving from being a movement into a one strong political party that will back the President for the good of the entire country.

Regarding the crisis in the Senate he said: “Senate is a different level and different situation. It is totally different as we have sore thumb in the form of a PDP Deputy Senate President. So, I think it is totally different and the approach and the way we are going to handle the situation will be totally different.  But at the end of the day even the Senate issue will be sorted out too.”