Lawmakers Lobbying For Senate Presidency, Speakership, Others Disrespectful – APC Chieftain
The National Vice Chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, has slammed lawmakers aspiring for Senate Presidency and other principal officers without recourse to the ruling party.
Naija News reports that the senator representing Kano North, Jubrin Barau; Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu; former Minister of Niger Delta and senator-elect for Akwa Ibom North-West District, Godswill Akpabio and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, and a few other lawmakers have begun moves to emerge Senate President.
Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Lukman described the action of some lawmakers aspiring for principal offices in the National Assembly as ‘disrespectful.’
According to him, the approach and manner of lobbying by some of the lawmakers are distasteful and insulting to the ruling party.
Lukman said, “So far, we only have individual aspirations for leadership positions in the 10th National Assembly. Most of the aspirations hardly recognise the challenges of national cohesion. Unfortunately, most of those aspiring for positions of leadership in the 10th National Assembly appear to be disrespectful to the structures of the party and their membership, including the NWC.
“Hardly do they show any interest to consult the NWC as an organ or its members individually. Somehow, there is also the demeaning perception that aspiring leaders could always acquire (however defined) the support of party organs. This must be remedied.”