The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has criticized the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for insisting that the party will not share chairmanship of House of Representatives and Senate’ Committees with opposition parties in the 9th Assembly.
The party described as unfortunate, the statement credited to Oshiomhole, adding that there is no way the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate would emerge without the support of lawmakers elected on the platform of the PDP.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, April 18 by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Diran Odeyemi, who explained the PDP is ready to spring a surprise.
He warned that when the chips are down, both Oshiomhole and the APC will be shocked.
Odeyemi said: “We wonder why Adams Oshiomhole will continue to display a clear lack of understanding of how the leadership of the federal parliament emerges.
“It seems he believes that his choice of Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila for the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively will see fruition without the support of our lawmakers.
“We have our own strategy and at the right time, both him (Oshiomhole) and the APC will be shocked.
“As a party still learning the ropes, having only won elections in 2015, APC can be forgiven for thinking the leadership of the National Assembly is its own to determine.”