President Tinubu’s Strategic Meetings: Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu is set to engage in pivotal discussions with opposition Senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect on Monday, in preparation for the forthcoming inauguration of the 10th National Assembly on June 13, 2023. The meetings, to be held at the State House in Abuja, aim to establish a harmonious relationship between the Executive and Legislature while refining the process of selecting leadership for both chambers.
Security Clearance and Attendance: Invitations have been extended to the opposition Senators-elect and members-elect, stressing the importance of their attendance. The lawmakers are expected to submit their list for security clearance during the meetings, underscoring the significance of ensuring a safe and secure environment within the National Assembly.
Party’s Nominees and Opposition: The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had previously announced its nominees for key positions in the National Assembly, including Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker, and Deputy Speaker. However, some lawmakers from the ruling party have expressed their dissent, rejecting the proposed zoning formula and expressing their intent to pursue their own aspirations for these positions. This development adds an element of uncertainty to the selection process and further emphasizes the significance of President Tinubu’s meetings with opposition members.