Raphael Ekpang, Abuja
A member of the Federal House Of Representative, Hon. Mike Etaba has enjoined Nigerians regardless of political affiliations to pray for the leadership of the Eight Assemblies.
They should pray specifically to Senator Bukola Saraki (Senate President) and the Speaker of House Of Representatives, Rt hon. Yakubu Dogara so that God will use them legislate laws that will better the country.
Hon. Etaba, representing Etung/Obubra Federal Constituency of Cross River State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), believes that the National Assembly leadership brouhaha orchestrated by the All Progressive Congress (APC) is on call for, adding that the business of electing their leaders and appointment of principal officers is solely theirs.
He said since the return of democracy in the country in 1999, he will put on his best in the Green Chamber to make sure the laws that would be made under the Eight Assemblies are for the interest of the masses and the youths in particular.
Reacting to the incessant attacks on PDP on National Assembly leadership crisis and of course the emergence of Saraki and Dogara, as Senate President And Speaker respectively, Etaba said PDP should be spared of the calamity be falling the ruling party APC.
According to him, APC’s problem is themselves and not PDP. On Saraki and Dogara, Etaba said their emergence is the will of God, therefore, APC as well other Nigerians should lend their support to them rather than continuous attack on the pages of newspapers and social media alike.
“What I believe is that nothing happens for nothing and nothing happens without God’s knowledge, so the emergence of Saraki and Dogara is God’s will, we must accept it and allow the will of God to prevail.” “Perhaps, God knows that if any other persons rather than them emerged, the country won’t make progress within the next four years that is why he raised the current leaders of the Eight Assemblies.”
“What we (PDP law-makers) are doing or going to do is to support in totality our leaders not minding party affiliations because we are determined to serve our people and not ourselves. I pray that God gives us the grace to achieve that,” he concluded.
It could be recalled that Hon. Etaba took over from the former house Committee Chairman On Appropriation who is now a senator in the eight assemblies, Sen. John OwanEnoh representing Cross River Central Senatorial District.