The National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress has formally adopted Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for the positions of deputy senate president and Muhammed Idris Wase as deputy speaker.
In April 2018, Senator Omo-Agege invaded the Senate Chambers with thugs and stole the mace. The police reportedly arrested him. But later denied it, claiming the senator was “being escorted” out of the National Assembly Complex.
This resolve was reached after emergency meetings which held on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of June 2019.
According to a statement by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s national publicity secretary, the committee arrived at their decision after wide consultations with President Muhammadu Buhari and party stakeholders, including APC governors.
Recall that the party had earlier announced the duo of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as the partys candidates for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of House Representatives respectively.
Mr Issa-Onilu’s communique further stated that all elected APC members of the Senate and House of Representatives are hereby directed to fully mobilise as a united force behind the party’s choice.
It also stated that members who have earlier signified interests in these positions are urged to support the party’s decisions as loyal and committed members of APC by working with other members to ensure the emergence of the adopted candidates.