The APC Good Governance Alliance, a socio-political group, has tasked the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) with following due process in the appointment of a new Secretary of the National Assembly (CNA).
The group’s deputy national coordinator, Sani Liman, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.
He strongly condemned the alleged intrigues being orchestrated by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to install a puppet in office to allegedly perpetrate acts of corruption and looting.
Liman alleged that the PPD is using the fight over Ojo’s replacement to precipitate a crisis that would upend the long-standing tradition of appointing functional officers to the assembly.
He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, the APC Good Governance Alliance is not interested in taking sides, but will always insist on due process and that the most senior and most qualified candidate be nominated without further delay.
“Meanwhile, the outgoing secretary, who is due to embark on a mandatory pre-retirement leave on November 14 upon the expiration of his term, is willing to remain until February 14, 2023 when he turns 60 years of age against the provision . of the existing rules.
“In fairness, for posterity, and in the best interest of APC, National Assembly leaders should insist that the NASC commissioners and president do the right thing in the service of due process of career path, progression, and seniority.
“They should desist from the manipulated political appointments of Notaries and Secretaries.
“For the sake of the institutional reputation of the commission and the integrity of the commissioners and the chair, the statutory processes must be allowed to take their natural course.
“And history will continue to remember the current commission administration forever,” he said.
Source Credit: NAN