PDP Lawmakers Vow To Check Buhari ’s Excesses

PDP Lawmakers Vow To Check
Buhari ’s Excesses

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Lawmakers elected on the platform of the
Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) for the
incoming National Assembly rose from a
one-day retreat in Port Harcourt, Rivers
State , with a firm resolution to shun
defection, speak with one voice, and
benchmark the activities of the ruling All
Progressives Congress ( APC ) to the benefit
of Nigerians .
In an eight- point communiqué issued at
the end of its retreat, the Forum of PDP
National Assembly Members – elect said
they also would undertake to “provide the
nation with a healthy, robust , vigilant , and
responsible opposition , to promote
democratic good governance, and
development. ”
In the communiqué signed by the Deputy
President of the Senate , Senator Ike
Ekweremadu, and the Deputy Leader of the
House of Representatives , Hon . Leo Ogor ,
the Forum further resolved to shun
defections and remain in the PDP to revive
its political fortunes and give Nigerians
better leadership.
It further resolved to continue to work as a
body and speak with one voice at the
National Assembly to further the party’ s
ideologies, interests , and national good;
and to set up an effective oversight
mechanism to benchmark the activities of
the APC – led government on real time
basis .
The communiqué notes that PDP leaders
and Governors attended the retreat en
masse and promised to avail their
contingent to the 8 th National Assembly
all necessary support and cooperate with
other critical stakeholders to provide a
responsible and effective opposition in the
polity.

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