Ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, member-elect have set the ball rolling to ensure a smooth take-off of the “JOINT TASK-10TH ASSEMBLY” in Abuja.
Chairman of the Group, Usman Kumo, in his Inaugural speech said the essence of the “Joint Task-10th Assembly” was to defend the sanctity of the parliament, promote independence of the legislature, ensure equity, fairness and balance in the emergence of the leadership of the House.
Mr Kumo stated that the driving force of the forum is the unity of Nigeria, as the forum have decided to go by the zoning decision of the ruling APC.
The group intends to critically take into cognisance character, integrity, qualifications of candidates in the race for Speaker of the 10th National Assembly and other principal positions.
The chairman of the Joint Task Force is Usman Kumo (APC) from Gombe state, while Kingsley Chinda (PDP) from Rivers state is co-chairman, Aliyu Madaki (NNPP) Kano state is Secretary.
The group comprises of members-elect from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Labour Party (LP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Young Peoples Party (YPP).
Reporting By IBrahim Shehu; Editing By Marian Benjamin, Julian Osamoto and Adeniyi Bakare