APC lawmakers condemn violence during the recent elections

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja


The Nigerian House of Representatives caucus of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the violence that led to loss of lives and properties during the general elections.

The caucus made the condemnation after a closed door meeting in Abuja.

Leader of the APC Caucus, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, who addressed newsmen after the meeting, regretted the loss of lives which also claimed the life of a serving member.

Mr. Gbajabiamila, stated that a contest such as the elections should not result in the loss of lives.

“The caucus believes that there was no victor, no vanquished, because the victory belongs to democracy and Nigerians.

“We however noted that the elections were largely free fair and credible,” he stated.

The APC House of Representatives Caucus also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting credible elections.

Mr. Gbajabiamila also revealed that only the party hierarchy can determine the sharing of principal officers’ positions in the 9th assembly to be inaugurated in June.

He however, warned caucus members to concede to the supremacy of the party and the majesty of democracy.

Speaking on INEC’s declaration of the election in some state inconclusive, the Chairman House Committee on Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Yunusa Abubakar urged the electoral umpire to speedily conduct the election in affected areas and urged residents to remain calm and keep faith in INEC.

Similarly, Spokesman of the House, Mr. Abdurazk Namdas also welcomed the comment from President Muhammadu Buhari on having a more cordial working relationship with the 9th assembly.