The Presidency, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and his Federal Government will not allow saboteurs to occupy the Leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly.
A Senior Aide to the President dropped the hint, on condition of anonymity.
According to the Aide, the President will ensure that only persons selected by the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Working Committee, NWC, will be Senate President and other Principal Officers of both the Red and Green Chambers.
“Even as the President has no preferred Candidates for the positions of the Principal Officers of the Parliament, he is ready and willing to support the decision of the Leadership of the party, in line with worked out zoning arrangements”, the Aide said.
He stated that the Presidency never had it smooth with the relationship that existed between it and the Leadership of the 8th National Assembly, and will therefore, not fold its arms, while another set of unfriendly characters take charge in the next dispensation.
He said: “Be rest assured that the President will not micro-manage the process of electing the National Assembly Leadership, but he will not allow the lawlessness that happened in 2015, to repeat itself.
“The President will allow the decision of the party to remain supreme. Once the party zones the positions, he will give maximum support to it.
“It is not like before; now, the decision of the party is supreme. You see what has happened to the two Governors. In the past, this will not have been possible.
“What I can tell you, is that the President does not have any preferred Candidates.”