The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to surprise the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the leadership of the 9th National Assembly.
The chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had insisted that the party will not share chairmanship of House of Representatives and Senate’ Committees with opposition parties in the 9th Assembly.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday, the Deputy National Publicity of the PDP, Diran Odeyemi, said there is no way the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate would emerge without the support of opposition lawmaker.
Odeyemi said: “We wonder why Adams Oshiomhole will continue to display a clear lack of understanding of how the leadership of the federal parliament emerges.
“It seems he believes that his choice of Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila for the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively will see fruition without the support of our lawmakers. We have our own strategy and at the right time, both him (Oshiomhole) and the APC will be shocked.
“As a party still learning the ropes, having only won elections in 2015, APC can be forgiven for thinking the leadership of the National Assembly is it’s own to determine.”
On the chairmanship of the committees, the publicity scribe counselled Oshiomhole not to be in a hurry, stating that very soon, the chairmen will emerge in a way he would find difficult to understand.