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9th National Assembly will reject anti-people policies, says Doguwa

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Majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Alhassan Doguwa, has assured that the 9th National Assembly will vehemently resist any anti-people policy or bill from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Doguwa, while receiving members of the House of Representatives Press Corps in his office yesterday, described himself as the eyes and ears of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the parliament.

“We will not support the president in what does not tally with the interests of Nigerians,” he assured.

Doguwa, therefore, urged the people not to misunderstand the federal lawmakers when they work closely with the executive, irrespective of political affiliations.

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Chairman of the press corps, Grace Ike, assured that journalists reporting the House would always work based on the tenets of journalism.

She urged the majority leader to pursue and support policies that would help the newsmen achieve their mission in the House.

In another development, Coalition for Progressive Political Parties (CPPP) has called on the National Assembly committee probing the leadership crisis in Bauchi State House of Assembly to recognise the leaders.

The coalition of 35 political parties in Bauchi made the call yesterday at a press conference in Bauchi while refuting a story by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) on Sunday, July 15, which alleged that political parties in the state asked the committee to take over the assembly.

The spokesperson of the coalition, who is also the state chairman of Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), Sani Burra, appealed to the committee to also dismiss any allegation of wrongdoing in the process of electing the speaker and deputy speaker of the assembly.

According to him, the election of the house leaders where 13 out of 31 members voted was in line with its standing orders of 2017 as amended.

“Quorum of the house shall be one-third, which is 11 of all the members of the house who are 31 in all. The honourable members-elect present were exactly 13 in number,” he said.

The coalition dissociated from the report that they asked the committee to take over the leadership of the assembly, describing it as misleading, as the person the medium quoted was not their spokesperson.


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