The leadership crisis rocking the National Assembly has been declared over by All Progressives Congress (APC) governors.
Speaking after a marathon meeting on Friday between the governors and all the parties involved in the National Assembly crisis, Imo State Governor and Chairman of APC Governors’ Forum Rochas Okorocha, said the parties have agreed to work together.
The meeting was attended by Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, Sen Ahmed Lawan, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon Pally Iriase, scores of senators and Reps members and all APC governors.
It was the first time all the factions involved in the National Assembly crisis would meet since the crisis broke out.
Addressing journalists shortly after the parley, elated Okorocha said, “We are aware that the nation has been waiting patiently for the outcome of this peace move. I am happy to announce to all of you that peace at the National Assembly is at sight. We have had discussion and we have all agreed to accept peace, so you will not see any more disagreements as in the past. Peace has returned to our party.
“Both the Senate President, the Speaker, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila will work together for the unity of the National Assembly and the progress of our party. By next week, we will give you the details of this our peace arrangement but so far, so good”.
A Rep member, who was at the meeting, claimed that it was agreed that Gbajabiamila, who was the APC consensus candidate for the position of Speaker, will be named the Majority Leader.
“Some concessions were made by the parties. What is certain as regards the House is that Gbajabiamila will be the Majority Leader”, he said.