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Buhari now prioritizing Nigerians’ interest over partisanship -PDP senators



Two senators belonging to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership style of prioritizing the interest of Nigerians over partisanship.

They are the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (PDP Taraba South) and the chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts,  Senator Matthew Urhogide (PDP Edo South), who took their turns to speak on the floor during plenary.

Rising under Order 43 of the Senate standing rules, Bwacha praised Buhari for commencing the construction of Ibbi bridge in his constituency, adding that the entire constituents had written a letter of appreciation commending President Buhari for a promise kept.

According to him, the resuscitated project which connects Taraba and Plateau States “is a dream come true” for the people of Taraba South Senatorial District.


“We are very happy and want to extend our appreciation to President Buhari by presenting this letter on behalf of my constituents,” Bwacha said.

Also, Urhoghide was filled with praise for President Buhari over his decision to ensure transparency in the conduct of the governorship election in Edo State. 

According to him, the outcome of the recent governorship election signals the return of the country’s electoral process to the path of transparency and fairness. 


He said, “I want to put on record, that the people of Edo State wish to thank Mr. President for making INEC and the Police to discharge their duties without fear or favour.

“This is why I’m coming from the Senate, to say it openly and clearly, that what Mr. President did to ensure free and fair election on the 19th of September in Edo State, gives hope to this country. 

“I want to tell the Senate that we are not ashamed, even though we are in the opposition to commend Mr. President.


“I want to commend some of the Institutions like INEC that discharged their duties to the best of their ability, by ensuring that the will of the people prevailed in that election.

“The Inspector General of Police whom we met, promised that the Nigeria Police will carry out their duties fairly, and indeed they did that.

“INEC promised fairness to all, and they did that, from when the votes were cast at the polling units to collation centres, and we found out that they did the correct thing,” Urhogide said. 


In his remark, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan said, “Today is a very good day for democracy in Nigeria. 

“Even though some of our colleagues here are in the opposition, the two Distinguished Senators who spoke, Senator Matthew Uroghide and the Deputy Minority Leader, eulogized the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC administration, and they have very solid grounds for doing so, and this is how it should be.”

“I want to congratulate the PDP and people of Edo State for winning the election. 


“We look forward to October, when the APC would do the same here, and congratulate the President, the IGP and everybody for free and fair elections in Ondo. And I hope that the opposition will not see that election as compromised,” he added. 

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