Members of the House of Representatives from the Peoples Democratic Party have been given a unique and interesting directive.
The party members have bee directed by the caucus in the house to support any candidate of their choice in the race for who becomes the Speaker of the House.
The decision not to support any particular candidate, the caucaus said was taken in the interest of the nation rather than on politics.
The caucus in a statement by its leader, Leo Ogor, said: “While we further our unflinching commitment to the principles and ethos of democracy, the PDP House Caucus has endorsed its members’ decision to work with speakership aspirants from the ruling party, thereby allowing all who feel thus inclined, the freedom to attend all meetings, participate in campaigns, strategy sessions and other activities of any speakership aspirant of their choice.
“While the PDP House Caucus has taken the decision with clear focus on the national interest as well as the future strategic goals of our party, we are not unaware that a few may unfortunately feel inclined to go overboard, nibbling dangerously at carrots dangled before them without adequately heeding appropriate guidelines.
“Nonetheless, such risks have to be taken occasionally as part of sacrifice for the national interest – an overriding consideration for us in our great party. The PDP House Caucus wishes all Muslims across Nigeria and the entire world, the infinite grace and enduring mercies of Almighty Allah on this joyous occasion of Eid-el-fitri,” the statement added.