Former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita Giwa, has congratulated Senator Bukola Saraki and Senator Ike Ekweremadu for emerging Senate President and Deputy respectively, noting that their emergence would strengthen democracy.
Ita Giwa, in a statement on Tuesday, said that the duo would bring their wealth of experience into play as they steer the leadership of the 8th National Assembly.
She added that, although this development of having both the ruling party and the opposition as leaders played out in Cross River State in 1991, it has never happened at the national level.
The outspoken Senator praised Saraki for keeping alive his late father’s dynasty politically, noting that his father was a vibrant senate leader in his time and urged him to be all inclusive in his leadership so that every senator would have a high sense of belonging.
The statement reads in parts:”I congratulate my brothers and colleagues, Senator Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as they emerge leaders of the 8th Assembly.
“Their emergence will no doubt reinforce democracy and pave way for necessary checks and balances.
“I am confident that with their wealth of experience, especially Ekweremadu’s would come to bare and Nigerians will benefit from their robust contributions and leadership.
“I implore them to be all inclusive and ensure every member has a sense of belonging. This is the surest way to make legislature progress and impact significantly on the Nigerian people.”

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