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The leadership of the Eighth National Assembly says it is not desperate to remain in office and will not hesitate to step aside once it seizes to enjoy two-thirds support of members.

 

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who doubles as Chairman of the National Assembly, made this declaration on behalf of the Deputy Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

Addressing a world press conference on the foyer of the National Assembly, a day after a security siege on the legislative chamber, Senator Saraki commended lawmakers who stood up against the invasion by the DSS operatives, as well as the media and members of the public who spoke out against the incident.

 

Responding to questions from journalists after reading his address, Senator Saraki explained that the reason only PDP lawmakers where seen at the entrance to the National Assembly yesterday was because their APC counterparts where having a secret meeting elsewhere.

 

The Senate President claimed that the purported APC meeting was ostensibly to adopt strategies for a change of leadership of the National Assembly, but ended inconclusively yesterday.

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The leadership of the Eighth National Assembly says it is not desperate to remain in office and will not hesitate to step aside once it seizes to enjoy two-thirds support of members.

 

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who doubles as Chairman of the National Assembly, made this declaration on behalf of the Deputy Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

Addressing a world press conference on the foyer of the National Assembly, a day after a security siege on the legislative chamber, Senator Saraki commended lawmakers who stood up against the invasion by the DSS operatives, as well as the media and members of the public who spoke out against the incident.

 

Responding to questions from journalists after reading his address, Senator Saraki explained that the reason only PDP lawmakers where seen at the entrance to the National Assembly yesterday was because their APC counterparts where having a secret meeting elsewhere.

 

The Senate President claimed that the purported APC meeting was ostensibly to adopt strategies for a change of leadership of the National Assembly, but ended inconclusively yesterday.

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Iván Duque has been sworn-in as the new President of Colombia, with a promise to unite the country and improve economic growth.

 

President Duque, who is a conservative political newcomer, was elected in June after a divisive campaign where he saw off left-wing rival Gustavo Petro.

 

In his inauguration speech, the new President pledged changes to tackle corruption and also change the peace deal with the Farc rebel group.

 

However; the outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged his successor to respect the deal, which was negotiated in 2016 to bring an end to the country's brutal five-decade civil conflict.

 

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The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says the police was not part of the security blockade of the National Assembly, contrary to earlier reports.

 

IGP Idris gave this indication after a closed-door meeting with Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

 

He said he received information about the standoff at the National Assembly complex as a surprise.

 

Similarly; the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has denied any role in the security siege on the National Assembly yesterday.

 

The ruling party, according to a statement released by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, also said its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole had nothing to do with the security blockade.

 

Nabena said the development at the National Assembly was strictly a legislative matter.

 

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The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says the police was not part of the security blockade of the National Assembly, contrary to earlier reports.

 

IGP Idris gave this indication after a closed-door meeting with Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

 

He said he received information about the standoff at the National Assembly complex as a surprise.

 

Similarly; the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has denied any role in the security siege on the National Assembly yesterday.

 

The ruling party, according to a statement released by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, also said its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole had nothing to do with the security blockade.

 

Nabena said the development at the National Assembly was strictly a legislative matter.

 

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