The National Working Committee(NWC) of the All Progressives Congress(APC), on Monday formally adopted Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Muhammed Wase for the position of Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker respectively for the ninth National Assembly.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement in Abuja stated that the decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the NWC held on Monday.
Recall that the APC had earlier announced Sen. Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as its preferred choice for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the House Representatives.
He said the decision was taken after consultations with President Muhammadu Buhari, party stakeholders, and state governors elected on the platform of the party.
“All elected APC members in the Senate and House of Representatives are hereby directed to fully mobilise as a united force behind the party’s choice.
“Members, who have earlier signified interests in these positions are urged to support the party’s decisions as loyal and committed members,” Issa-Onilu said.
He further stated that such party members should work with other members to ensure the emergence of the adopted candidates.
The party’s spokesperson added that the party’s stand on other principal offices in the two chambers would be made public soon.