Senate President, Bukola Saraki said the nation’s political office holders have no choice but to deliver on their promises to the people, adding adding that those who fail to deliver would risk being voted out by the electorate in the next elections...
Saraki stated this in a goodwill message he delivered at the 2016 National Political Summit held on Monday, January 25 in Abuja. He also said that the 8th National Assembly will work closely with the executive to eliminate corruption and entrench accountability across all spheres of the public sector.
The Senate President cautioned that discretionary spending of government resources, unbudgeted expenditures, procurement abuses and diversion of public monies for personal gains must stop.
"The 2015 general election has changed Nigeria for good. Its implications will continue to redefine the Nigerian political space for sometime to come. For the first time, the voice of the Nigerian people was definitive and unmistakable. They wanted change.
"For those of us who by this election have been entrusted with shaping the destination we travel from now, there is a clear and distinct warning, the change demanded by Nigerians from the 2015 election is not without consequences.
"The victory was won out of turmoil and strife. It was an election won on the belief that Nigeria, together, is our best chance of becoming the greatest of all black nations.
"This victory represents the abiding desire and struggle of the Nigerian people to build a just and decent society where the people matter and are the reason for government.
"This was a victory won with sweat and blood for Nigeria to turn this page. The change Nigerians demanded from the 2015 electoral victory is based on the idea that Nigeria can be made great again through a dedicated and law respecting political class with the right political value and vision," he stated.
According to him, the present hardship is a blessing in disguise as it would definitely challenge the leaders and Nigerians at large to think out of the box and evolve innovative solutions to weather the present economic storm.
He said the National Assembly is reinforcing its oversight role to ensure procedural and output integrity in the administration of the country adding that the National Assembly will work with the executive to root out corruption in the country.