Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has congratulated Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara on their emergence as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.
According to the governor, their victory has shown that “Nigeria can’t be owned by anyone”.
The Ekiti governor, who also congratulated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun said; “with what happened at the National Assembly today, those who believed that they can turn Nigeria to their personal estate must have realized the futility of their efforts and the beneficiaries of this collective resolve by Nigerians must make sure that they do not fail the country”.
Mr. Fayose added that “in particular, the emergence of Hon Yakubu Dogara as the House of Representatives Speaker is a lesson of life that what goes round will definitely come round”.
“Today, Nigerians demonstrated to the entire world that our country has come of age democratically.
“Also, President Mohammadu Buhari, by not interfering in the process through which the National Assembly leadership emerged today, further demonstrated that as he said in his inaugural speech, he is indeed for everybody, and he is for nobody.
“What happened at the National Assembly today has rekindled my hope in the Nigerian nation and my abiding faith in the supremacy of the people over those whose major interest is to assume the sole-ownership of the country. It also shows that it is not in all cases that the soul of this nation can be bought off the shelf with stupendous wealth”, he said.