Buhari urges new National Assembly leaders to bring positive change to electorate


Abuja, June 10, 2015 (NAN) President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged all the elected representatives of the people to focus on the enormous task of bringing enduring positive change to the lives of Nigerians.

The call is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, on his reaction to the outcome of the just-concluded election of leaders of the National Assembly.

The statement said the President would rather that the process of electing the leaders as initiated and concluded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) was followed.

It added that nonetheless the President took the view that a constitutional process had somewhat occurred.

“President Buhari had said in an earlier statement that he did not have any preferred candidate for the Senate and the House of Representatives and he was willing to work with whoever the lawmakers elected.

“That sentiment still stands. Although he would have preferred the new leaders to have emerged through the process established by the party.

“The stability of our constitutional order and overall interest of the common man were uppermost on the President’s mind, as far as the National Assembly elections were concerned.’’ (NAN)

source: NAN