President Tinubu Sends Lawan, Gbajabiamila On Fresh Assignment
- President Bola Tinubu has asked Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmed Lawan to find lasting solutions to the crisis arising from the zoning arrangement in the 10th national assembly
- Tinubu reportedly asked the Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives to ensure that the APC did not have a double nomination in the leadership race of the 2 houses
- Tinubu was said to have tasked the 2 senior officers of the Senate and House of Representatives in a private meeting with the duo
The president was reported to have asked Ahmed Lawan, the president of the senate; and Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, to come up with a workable solution to the crisis, Tribune reported.
What Tinubu told Lawan, Gbajabiamila in a private meeting
It was reported that the president handed the directive to Lawan and Gbajabiamila at their meeting at the presidential villa on Thursday, June 1.
Tinubu reportedly intervene in the crisis after complaints that trailed the zoning arrangement of the ruling party of the 2 chambers of the national assembly.
It was said that Tinubu directed the 2 senior officers of the National Assembly to find a lasting solution to dounce the growing tension among the senators-elect.
Tinubu asks Lawan, Gbajabiamila to avoid prevent nomination from APC in national assembly leadership race
According to sources close to the development, Tinubu asked Lawan and Gbajabiamila to specifically ensure that the APC did not present a double nomination in the forthcoming national assembly leadership election on June 13.
It was also revealed that the president was told that there is no way that the zoning arrangement that gave 2 slots to Northwest and exclude north central would work.
The source said:
“The President has given the duo of Senate President and Speaker, a specific assignment to resolve the crisis created by the zoning of presiding officers positions announced by the All Progressives Congress last month.”