10th NASS Leadership: Don’t Be Rubber Stamp, Atiku  Tells PDP Lawmakers

10th NASS Leadership: Don’t Be Rubber Stamp, Atiku  Tells PDP Lawmakers

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has tasked National Assembly members under the platform of the PDP to hold the Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government to account while performing their duties and avoid being part of a rubber stamp legislature.

Speaking during a retreat organised for PDP members of the House of Representatives and Senators in Bauchi yesterday, the PDP presidential candidate in the last election warned the lawmakers not to be rubber-stampsfor the Tinubu government.

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“Do not be part of rubber-stamp legislative arm for those who might want to govern as dictators. Hold the government to account and in doing so, you demonstrate that you and your party are ready to govern,” he said.

Atiku said all PDP National Assembly members must work together to form a constructive minority while preparing for a possible role as majority when all pending court cases are resolved.

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“Don’t lose hope,” Atiku added, just as he urged the lawmakers to ensure that they keep their promises to their constituents.

“Your work as National Assembly members must reflect the campaign promises we made to Nigerians,” he noted, adding that the PDP lawmakers must remain connected to their roots, constituents and the party all the time.

Also, acting national chairman of the PDP, Ambassador Umar Damagun Sa’id, said the 2023 general elections would go down as the worst ever conducted.

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He alleged that the APC deceived Nigerians that it would be free and fair following the passage of the 2022 Electoral Act which makes provision for deployment of technology that would have made the process more transparent but proved to be otherwise.

He assured members of the party’s support through litigations to reclaim their mandate.

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