The ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it will oppose the opposition parties’ plot to seize control of the House of Representatives in the 10th National Assembly.
POLITICS NIGERIA previously reported that the opposition members-elect, who unanimously formed a group called Greater Majority’, met on Tuesday to collaborate in order to influence the election of the Green Chamber’s next leaders.
The opposition members-elect convened a meeting in Abuja to refine their strategies for using their numerical advantage as leverage in their negotiations with the APC speakership aspirants.
The meeting was attended by both old and new members-elect from various parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), and the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
However, the APC Director of Media and Publicity, Bala Ibrahim, responded to the meeting, stating that the ruling party would not allow the opposition parties to take control of the national assembly.
He assured that the party’s leadership was working towards a smooth transition between the 9th and 10th Assembly and cautioned against the spread of false information designed to disrupt the process.
He said, “We are not going to witness that. All hands are on deck to ensure there is a smooth transition between the 9th and 10th Assembly. As the leading party, nothing will be out of control.
“Some people are peddling false information and fake news all over the place to overheat the arrangement. But I assure you that everything is (being) done in such a way that nothing untoward is likely going to happen.”