Immediate-past Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has agreed with the Senator representing Kebbi South District in the 9th Senate, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, on the need for Nigerians to engage their representatives in order to get the Electoral Act signed.
In a series of tweets on his @BukolaSaraki handle, Saraki commended Na’Allah, a one-time Deputy Majority Leader in the Senate, saying that legislators must always put the needs of the people, over the interests of their party.
The former Senate President tweeted:
“I commend my former colleague, Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah for his courage, conviction and his comments regarding the passage of the #ElectoralAct.
“It is inspiring to see a ranking member of the Senate and the ruling party, the APC, speak in a statesmanlike manner regarding the need to pass an amended electoral act in order to give the country a free and fair electoral process.
“By calling on Nigerians to engage their representatives to pass the Electoral Act, Sen. Na’Allah has shown that being a member of Parliament is about weighing the long-term interests of the nation, above the short-term considerations of your own political party.”