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NASS: Dogara`s election is democracy in action – Ortom


ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The election of Representative Yakubu Dogara as Speaker of the House of Representatives on June 9 was a manifestation of that fact that Nigeria`s democracy is fast maturing, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said.

Speaking when he hosted Dogara at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja on Tuesday, Ortom said the speaker did not breach any provisions of the Nigerian constitution in contesting.

“Your election was democracy in action and a clear indication sustainability of democracy in Nigeria,” the governor said.
According to him, “It is no  longer in doubt we are maturing. I define democracy as a  government of what the people want. It may not be hundred percent but once the majority agreed that is democracy.”

Dr. Ortom also commended House members for the display of sportsmanship and including Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, who lost the election to Dogara.

He urged the speaker to embrace all members because, according to him, “it is God that crowns leaders. You could have  fantastic plans but if God decides otherwise there is nothing you can do.”

Speaking earlier, Dogara said Nigerians were promised change during the election and as such governments must work to deliver the change promised them.

The speaker said the present crop of leaders came in at a very critical time, adding that “Nigerians are waiting for us to provide quality leadership.”
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