The Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Yussuff Lasun, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for displaying exemplary leadership quality and sustaining cordial relationship with the immediate past national executive of the All Progressives Congress.
Lasun recalled that this was the first time a political party in Nigeria will have a national chairman who will serve out his term without threats or outright removal.
Speaking on the sidelines of the APC National Convention in Abuja on Sunday, the Deputy Speaker also praised the outgone party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for his political dexterity that played a vital role through the merger process leading to the victory of the party in the 2015 presidential election as well as his cordial working relationship with other leading political stalwarts in the APC such as Chief Bisi Akande, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Ogbonaya Onu among others in navigating the party through turbulence.
Lasun said when the book of political party formation and administration would be written, copious credits and references will be given to them.
The Deputy Speaker while congratulating the newly elected National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole, said he was coming with a loaded credential not only as the immediate past two term governor of Edo State, but a man who made his name out of agitation based on fairness and justice from the Labour community.
Lasun also congratulated the other members of the new executive of the party, praying that Allah will guide them and help them to deal squarely and fairly with whatever outstanding issues that may not have been totally sorted by the past executive.
The Deputy Speaker said he looks forward to the profound oversight and guidance of the Oshiomole-led new leadership in the forthcoming Osun State gubernatorial primary elections, where the people will be allowed to exercise their free discretion to vote through their recognised delegates of the party at the primary election, just as it was in Edo State and recently in Ekiti State, for an aspirant that represents their hope.
He said “this is sine-qua-non to our victory at the general election”.
Lasun also congratulated the Chairman of the 2018 Convention Planning Committee, Governor Badru of Jigawa State, and the entire members of the committee “for organising a very transparent and near hitch free event that has further elevated the profile of our great party”.
He described the convention as “a new high for the party, a boost in the profile of the party and an additional impetus and point of attraction for those still contemplating joining the party and pride to existing members”.