APC Calls Off Meeting With Senators, Reps-Elect

The meeting of national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with its National Assembly members-elect scheduled for Thursday has been shifted to Saturday.

The meeting was called off as the various camps angling for the Senate Presidency and Speakership positions refused to agree on consensus candidates.

The party’s national working committee hurriedly called off the meeting after receiving intelligence report that the APC legislators-elect were spoiling for a showdown over the consensus arrangement.

The lawmakers are angry with the party’s leadership for meddling in the affairs of the incoming 8th National Assembly.

Lai Mohammed, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, however, said the shift was due to the valedictory session held for the senators on Thursday.

Credit News 24

Reps Elect Demands 50% Pay Cut For Buhari, Lawmakers, Others

A House of Representatives member-elect, Abdullahi Gaya, from Kano State, on Monday asked the in-coming administration of Muhammadu Buhari to slash the wages and allowances of the Presidency and National Assembly by 50 per cent.

Mr. Gaya, who spoke to journalists at his residence in Kano, said the reduction in salaries would cater for the nation’s capital expenditure.

Until his election as a legislator, Mr. Gaya was the Commissioner of Finance in Kano state.

“In my opinion I think it will be better for all the elected representatives, beginning from Mr. President to members of parliament, to Ministers, to other Advisors and special assistants, to agree that what we will be receiving is slashed to 50 per cent,” he said.

Mr. Gaya, who will represent Gaya/Ajing/Albasu federal constituency, said Nigerian leaders need to reduce their expenses for the country to have positive changes.

“Since we believe the country needs positive change we should therefore accept it as such. The slash in the expenses should continue till when our dear nation gets to execute capital projects. May be from the time we were inaugurated to another two years,” he said.

His call came days after a Senator-elect, Dino Melaye, pledged to lead a campaign for the reduction of Nigeria’s federal lawmakers, who are ranked the highest paid legislators in the world.

Mr. Melaye also said the government should use the funds realized from pay cut to develop the nation.


Buhari Meets Senators, Reps-Elect

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will address senators and House of Representatives members elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday. The meeting is scheduled to hold in Abuja.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Tuesday The meeting is expected to hold after Buhari inaugurates the party’s transition committee that would interface with the team of the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan.

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