The National Officers of the Nigeria Majority Leaders’ Forum were elected on Saturday at the National Convention of the Legislative Forum in Lagos.
Speaking to newsmen on Saturday after the inauguration, the new National Publicity Secretary of the body, Hon. Olugboyega Aribisogan said that Hon. Sanai Oyeniran Agunbiade, the Majority Leader of Lagos state was elected as the National Chairman while the Majority Leader of Plateau State, Hon. Gapyil Naanlong was elected the National Secretary of the Forum.
Other elected members of the National Executives of the Forum are: Hon. Nnamdi Godwin Okafor (Anambra) – National Vice-Chairman South, Hon. Abubakar Suleiman Abukur (Katsina) – National Vice-Chairman North, Hon. Olugboyega Aribisogan (Ekiti) – National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Hamman Tukur Yettisuri (Adamawa) – National, Deputy Publicity Secretary.
Also elected are; Hon. Solomon Akpulonu (Abia) – National Legal Adviser, Hon. Bukar Mustapha (Yobe) – National Financial Secretary, Hon. Faruk Aliyu Jega( Kebbi) – National Treasurer, Hon. Peter Odey (CrossRivers) – National Organising Secretary, Hon. Monday Bubou Obolo (Bayelsa) – National Deputy Secretary.
Aribisogan disclosed that the election was rancour-free and followed due process. “We had a very peaceful election that followed due process”
He further said that the convention provoked together all the 36 Majority Leaders of the state Houses of Assembly to discuss national issues of Legislative importance.
The National Vice Chairman, Nigeria Conference of Speakers, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, while addressing the gathering, urged members to remain united and committed to the deepening of Nigeria’s democratic method. “As Majority Leaders, you must be united and committed to the deepening of our democracy. We owe our nation the chore to nurture our democracy.
We must be aware of our solidifying roles as leaders of government business in our various Assemblies. urge you to proceed to support the leadership of your state and work for the advancement of your members.
“While delivering his approval speech after the election, the new National Chairman, Hon. S.0.B Agunbiade thanked all partners for supposing him fit and proper for the exalted office and pledged that the new Executives will lead the Forum to the next level of growth and outcome.
“I pledge to be a team leader. We will not disappoint you. We shall collectively work to make the Nigeria Legislature a model for other African countries to emulate.”