The controversial Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has hailed the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon Yakubu Dogara as the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively, describing the election as a confirmation that Nigeria cannot be owned by any individual.
Fayose, who also congratulated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Deputy Speaker, Hon Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun said; “with what happened at the National Assembly today, those who believed that they can turn Nigeria to their personal estate must have realised the futility of their efforts and the beneficiaries of this collective resolve by Nigerians must make sure that they do not fail the country.”
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “in particular, the emergence of Hon Yakubu Dogara as the House of Representatives Speaker is a lesson of life that what goes round will definitely come round.”
He said; “Today, Nigerians demonstrated to the entire world that our country has come of age democratically.
“Also, President Mohammadu Buhari, by not interfering in the process through which the National Assembly leadership emerged today, further demonstrated that as he said in his inaugural speech, he is indeed for everybody, and he is for nobody.
“What happened at the National Assembly today has rekindled my hope in the Nigeria Nation and my abiding faith in the supremacy of the people over those whose major interest is to assume the sole-ownership of the country. It also shows that it is not in all cases that the soul of this nation can be bought off the shelf with stupendous wealth.
“I congratulate Senator Bukola Saraki, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Hon Yakubu Dogara and Hon Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun for this well-deserved victory and I urge them to see their election as a call to the service of their fatherland.”