AKHERE Godwin, Benin
The re-elected lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency, Mr Peter Akpatason has said the the interest of the ordinary Nigerian would be the central focus of the 8th Assembly.
The federal lawmaker who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin, Tuesday, said the incoming 8th National Assembly (NASS) would witness more transparent dispensation and would focus on legislations that directly address the challenges of the people.
According to him, “We expect an assembly that has the character of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the dominant party.
“If you look at the out-going dispensation, you will see that the states where we had the APC governments, the level of development is higher than many other states. You will see what is happening in Edo state, in Imo, in Rivers, Lagos and several other states under the APC.
“You will discover that despite that some of these states don’t have much revenue as other states, they are still able to bring about serious infrastructural development, very remarkable human capital development.
“For me, that is an indication that there are more progressives in APC than any other party and now that APC has gotten the opportunity to replicate what they have done at state levels, at the federal level, Nigerians stands a better chance.
“So when it comes to the NASS, we are looking at a more transparent dispensation, we are looking at lawmaking that places the ordinary Nigerians interest as the central focus.
“We are looking at a more inclusive approach to lawmaking and we are looking at coming out with legislations that directly addresses the challenges of our people, legislations that are relevant to national development.”