The Peoples Democratic Party has said its elected senators and members of the House of Representatives are constitutionally eligible to lead the National Assembly.
The PDP noted that positions of the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Deputy Senate President and the Deputy Speaker are not exclusively meant for any political party, but constitutional rights of every elected lawmaker in both chambers.
It, therefore, described as laughable, the move by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari to impose leaders on both chambers.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, stated in a statement in Abuja said the opposition party has a role to play in the election of who would lead the two chambers and will therefore field candidates into presiding offices of both chambers, if need be.
The APC, in its reaction however said that senators elected on the platform of the opposition party have no say on the decision of who becomes the Senate President.