The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted Senator Bukola Saraki for the position of Senate President.
In the same vein, the PDP has adopted Yakubu Dogara for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The party, in a statement in the early hours of Tuesday morning, urged its senators and Reps members-elect in the National Assembly to vote the two lawmakers.
The party’s move directly counters the position of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, whose adopted candidates are Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of Speaker, and Ahmed Lawan for the position of Senate President.
Meanwhile, just hours before the election at the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with all Senators and House of Representatives elect of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday at 9 am at the International Conference Centre Abuja.
Buhari returned to the country at about 1a.m. from Germany where he attended the meeting of the G7 countries.
The spokesperson for the APC, Lai Mohammed, who announced the meeting also urged all concerned to attend.
The APC has been enmeshed in crisis in the build up to the election of new Principal Officers for the National Assembly.