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NASS leadership meets Jonathan, pledges loyalty

By Daniel Idonor

ABUJA—THE leadership of the National of Assembly last night met with Acting President Goodluck Jonathan at his official residence, Aguda House, pledging the lawmakers loyalty to his presidency; even as they urged him to remain focus and not be carried away by the sudden arrival of ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua.

Led by the Senator President, Senator David Mark and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Speaker, Oladimeji Bankole, as well as principal officers of the two chambers, the national assembly assured Nigerians that very soon the 2010 appropriation Act would be ready for the Acting President to sign it into law.

Fielding questions from State House Correspondents, Senator Mark called on Nigerians to continue to support the Acting President in his resolve to carry out function of the new mandate given him by the legislators, saying Jonathan should not be distracted by his inability to see Yar’Adua.

According to him, they were in the residence of the Nigeria Acting President to show him solidarity that despite the return of President Yar’Adua to Nigeria, Jonathan remains the country’s chief executive officer, irrespective of his acting capacity.

The visit is coming barely 24 hours after the Governors of the 36 States of the Federation also paid a similar visit to the Acting President in solidarity with him on his success so far, since he assumed the responsibility of Nigeria’s Acting President.


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