It was reported that the House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara has assured that his leadership will not not be vindictive against those that contested against him for the coveted position.
Dogara, while receiving former leadership of the House yesterday in his office promised to reach out to and mend walls with his opponents.
He said a rancour – free House is needed to compliment the Executive on the delivery of electoral promises that brought the All Progressives Congress (APC) to power.
Former Speakers and Deputy Speakers in attendance include Agunwa Anakwe; Ghali Umar Na’aba; Patricia Olubunmi Etteh; Aminu Tambuwal; Babangida Nguruje; and Emeka Ihedioha.
Others are immediate past Leader of the House, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, her Deputy, Leo Okuweh Ogor, immediate past Chief Whip, Mohammed Ishaka Bawa, his Deputy, Muhammed Mukhtar and the immediate past Deputy Minority Leader, Suleiman Abdulrahman Kawu.
“We are committed to the peace and stability of the House with a view to attaining our legislative agenda that will compliment the efforts of the Executive in trying the bring about the change Nigerians voted for.
“Talking about healing the wounds and division that has been caused by yesterdays (Tuesday) event, I assure you that we have been together and we know ourselves.
“We will come together and mend walls because some people may feel that they have lost.
“I want to tell them that they have not lost anything, as this remains a leadership that is for all”.
He also assured the former leadership that his emergence as Speaker was for no other purpose than for the delivery of dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
“Electoral victory was delivered to the APC because Nigerians were tired of excuses.
“They can’t wait any longer, and that is why we must as responsible leaders compliment the efforts of government.
“Because as legislature, we must work with the Executive to achieve the needed change that Nigerians voted for which is why we can’t begin to engage the executive in unnecessary bickering that does no good to the general wellbeing of Nigerians,” he said.