I Have No Preferred Candidates For National Assembly Leadership, Buhari Reiterates

President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, (THEWILL) –  General Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, has reiterated his willingness to work with any leader of the National Assembly that the process throws up, irrespective of what part of the country he or she originates from.

In a statement released in Abuja on Wednesday, to days to his inauguration as President, General Buhari said that this has become necessary in view of the continued name-dropping in some circles linking his name to some candidates.

“I am prepared to work with any leaders that the House or Senate selects,” General Buhari said in the earlier statement two weeks ago. “It doesn’t matter who the person is or where he or she is from.”

He went on to add that “there is due process for the selection of leaders of the National Assembly,” General Buhari said, “and I will not interfere in that process.”

General Buhari added that the media and the public should begin to get used to no more “business as usual.”

“Nigeria has indeed entered a new dispensation,” he said. “My administration does not intend to repeat the same mistakes made by previous governments.”