Piqued by subterranean moves by the leadership of the Senate to handpick a minority leader from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the National Working Committee (NWC) of the opposition met in Abuja on Monday to plot strategies to give the government the opposition it deserves.
Meeting with the PDP Caucus in the Senate on Monday, the party emphasised the need to give Akpabio and his leadership of the Senate a very virile opposition.
The PDP leaders spoke to themselves about the importance of a virile and stable opposition in the Senate.
The party leader said the National Assembly Caucus assured that it would play an important role in defending democracy, the interest and well-being of Nigerians.
“The meeting condemned in its entirety the alleged subterranean moves by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to meddle with the affairs of the Minority with regards to the emergence of the Minority Leadership, which is an exclusive reserve of the Minority Caucus as expressly stipulated by Constitutional provisions and Standing Rules of the Senate.
“The PDP and the Senators continue with consultations on the emergence of the Minority Leadership in the Senate and are resolved to collectively present a unified leadership after due and conclusive considerations.
“Accordingly, the PDP will continue to provide the necessary leadership in this regard.
“Consequently, the meeting resolved that the PDP NWC communicates to Godswill Akpabio on the ongoing consultation in the Minority Caucus to the effect that the nominations into the Minority leadership positions in the Senate have not been concluded and that upon conclusion, the nominated list will be formally conveyed to him appropriately for necessary action.
“The PDP NWC commends the members of the PDP Caucus in the Senate for their unity, steadfastness, loyalty to the party and commitment towards the sustenance and deepening of democracy in our country”, the party said in a statement signed by Debo Ologunagba its National Publicity Secretary.