“Beware of being Manipulated” – PDP tells 9th Assembly

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…say their allegiance is to the people, not any leader or group

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the newly inaugurated lawmakers of the 9th National Assembly and its elected leaders to be wary of “manipulations and pressure that might come from quarters that seek to undermine our democratic order.”

The Party said this in a congratulatory message to the newly inaugurated lawmakers and leaders of the Assembly on Tuesday, June 11, through its Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

“Our party charges the legislature to work only in the interest of our nation…bearing in mind that their allegiance is to the people and the constitution and not to any particular leader or group”, the Publicity Secretary said in a statement.

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The PDP charged the Lawmakers to priotize on the people’s welfare, and to uphold the tenets of democracy as well as the dictates of the constitution.

The statement reads in part; “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates the 9th National Assembly for its successful inauguration.

“Our party, therefore, charges the federal lawmakers, as representatives of the people, to place the welfare, wishes, and aspirations of Nigerians above every other consideration by ensuring a strong and independent legislature that upholds the tenets of democracy and the dictates of our constitution.”