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Speakership: You Can Support Any APC Candidates, PDP Caucus Tells Members

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives have asked its members to support any candidate of their choice in the speakership race for the 9th House of Representatives.

The caucus said its decision not to support any particular candidate was based on national interest rather than politics.

The caucus in a statement by its leader, Leo Ogor, said: “While we further our unflinching commitment to the principles and ethos of democracy, the PDP House Caucus has endorsed its members’ decision to work with speakership aspirants from the ruling party, thereby allowing all who feel thus inclined, the freedom to attend all meetings, participate in campaigns, strategy sessions and other activities of any speakership aspirant of their choice.

“While the PDP House Caucus has taken the decision with clear focus on the national interest as well as the future strategic goals of our party, we are not unaware that a few may unfortunately feel inclined to go overboard, nibbling dangerously at carrots dangled before them without adequately heeding appropriate guidelines.

“Nonetheless, such risks have to be taken occasionally as part of sacrifice for the national interest – an overriding consideration for us in our great party. The PDP House Caucus wishes all Muslims across Nigeria and the entire world, the infinite grace and enduring mercies of Almighty Allah on this joyous occasion of Eid-el-fitri,” the statement added.

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