The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the 9th National Assembly for its successful inauguration.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party acknowledged the newly elected Senate President, Deputy Senate President; as well as the newly elected Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively on their new positions.
The PDP also commended all those that made the contest robust for helping to deepen the nation’s democratic practice. The party said it will always stand on the side of decency and utmost respect for the institution of the National Assembly and the values of the people.
The opposition party therefore, charges the federal lawmakers, as representatives of the people, to place the welfare, wishes and aspirations of Nigerians above every other consideration by ensuring a strong and independent legislature that upholds the tenets of democracy and the dictates of the constitution.
It also urged the 9th National Assembly to work hard to save Nigeria from the prevailing despondency caused by the alleged misrule of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, by effectively applying its statutory legislative instruments to guarantee good governance and fiscal prudence, curb corruption, check the excesses of the executive and protect the rights of Nigerians from incessant violations.