Senate President, Bukola Saraki said the
nationâ€™s political office holders have no choice
but to deliver on their promises to the people, adding adding that
those who fail to deliver would risk being voted out by the
electorate in the next electionsâ€¦
Saraki stated this in a goodwill message he delivered at the
2016 National Political Summit held on Monday, January 25 in Abuja.
He also said that the 8th National Assembly will work closely with
the executive to eliminate corruption and entrench accountability
across all spheres of the public sector.
The Senate President cautioned that discretionary spending of
government resources, unbudgeted expenditures, procurement abuses
and diversion of public monies for personal gains must stop.
â€œThe 2015 general election has changed
Nigeria for good. Its implications will continue to redefine the
Nigerian political space for sometime to come. For the first time,
the voice of the Nigerian people was definitive and unmistakable.
They wanted change.
â€œFor those of us who by this election have been
entrusted with shaping the destination we travel from now, there is
a clear and distinct warning, the change demanded by Nigerians from
the 2015 election is not without consequences.
â€œThe victory was won out of turmoil and
strife. It was an election won on the belief that Nigeria,
together, is our best chance of becoming the greatest of all black
â€œThis victory represents the abiding desire
and struggle of the Nigerian people to build a just and decent
society where the people matter and are the reason for
â€œThis was a victory won with sweat and
blood for Nigeria to turn this page. The change Nigerians demanded
from the 2015 electoral victory is based on the idea that Nigeria
can be made great again through a dedicated and law respecting
political class with the right political value and
vision,â€ he stated.
According to him, the present hardship is a blessing in
disguise as it would definitely challenge the leaders and Nigerians
at large to think out of the box and evolve innovative solutions to
weather the present economic storm.
He said the National Assembly is reinforcing its oversight
role to ensure procedural and output integrity in the
administration of the country adding that the National Assembly
will work with the executive to root out corruption in the