The Ekiti state Governor in his message described the emergence of the new Senate President and the Speaker as a positive signal for consolidation of democratic governance.
The Governor and chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) in a statement made available to journalists, and obtained by Naija News on Wednesday described both Senator Lawan and Hon Gbajabiamila as distinguished.
Fayemi urged the elected officials to always put the interest of the country first in their dealings as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.
The statement obtained by this online news platform reads; “A big congratulation to the new Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila. A big congratulations to members of the ninth Assembly and other principal officers of the two Houses.
“This is indeed a good beginning and I am convinced that the rich legislative experience and patriotic zeal of the new leaders would help reposition the National Assembly to achieve more dividends of democracy for the people.
“Senate President Lawan and Speaker Gbajabiamila have paid their dues in their respective callings and in the National Assembly where they have earned the respect and admiration of majority of members as well as Nigerians as very distinguished and patriotic citizens, who can be trusted with leadership at that high level.
“Neither a rubber stamp legislature nor a cantankerous one is good for our development as a nation.
“I have no doubt in the ability of the new leadership to strike the right balance, by putting the country and the people first, so that the peace, progress and prosperity that Nigerians want can be achieved,” he added.