President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the outcome of the National Assembly leadership elections which took place on the floor of both chambers of the Assembly, throwing up Bukola Saraki as Senate President and Yakubu Dogara as Speaker House of Representatives.
Below is a statement released by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
President Muhammadu Buhari has noted the outcome of the just-concluded election of leaders of the National Assembly. A statement issued by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), said the president would rather that the process of the leaders as initiated and concluded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been followed.
Nonetheless the President took the view that a constitutional process has somewhat occurred.
“President Buhari had said in an earlier statement that he did not have any preferred candidate for the Senate and the House of Representatives, and that he was willing to work with whoever the law makers elected,” Adesina said. “That sentiment still stands.
Adesina stressed that the stability of our constitutional order and overall interest of the common man were uppermost on the President’s mind