From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Youths under Joint Consultative Forum of Northern Youth Groups, on yesterday described President of the senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila as the right leaders for the 9th National Assembly.
This was even as they felicitated with Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Hon Ahmed Idris Wase for their election as Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Chairman of the Forum, Murtala Abubakar who disclosed this to journalists in Kaduna said now that elections were over and principal officers emerged, he expected Nigerian youths would like to see the implementation of blueprints that would translate to an improved economy and accelerated growth in the country.
According to him, the Forum declared support for the leadership of the legislature and assured of their willingness to work with the leaders in whatever capacity they can in the onerous task of pushing Nigeria to greater heights.
The groups described the emergence of the new leaders of the National Assembly as the reflection of the wishes of the majority of the lawmakers and therefore urged the winners and losers to bury the past and work in harmony for the good of the nation.
“We pray God will give them the wisdom and strenght to pilot the affairs of the National Assembly and contribute positively in enthroning good governance in Nigeria. “
“We have no doubt that going by their pedigree and legislative experience, their emergence would bring peace and development to the nation which would enhance the socio-economic well-being of all Nigerians,” Murtala said.
While commending the transparent, peaceful and matured manner in which the elections at the National Assembly took place, Murtala believed that, all the lawmakers and their political parties had displayed patriotism and non-partisanship before and during the election.