Senator Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, has advised his colleagues not to abandon their legislative duties for electioneering campaign.
Saraki gave this admonition yesterday at the resumption of plenary by the lawmakers from their Christmas and New Year recess.
Saraki, while addressing his colleagues at plenary, said he hope the recess would have afforded them the opportunity to rest and give them the vigour to tackle the impending legislative duties.
“Distinguished colleagues, it is an honour to welcome you all back after the festive break. I wish everyone of you, and your families, a very happy new year 2019. Although the political season has swung into full gear, it is my hope that you were able to get a bit of rest and some quiet time during the break; and that you have recharged your batteries, ready to dive back into legislative work with renewed vigour,” he said.
Speaking further, he advised fellow lawmakers and Nigerians that the elections should not be taken as a do-or-die affair.
“To those of us who are contesting, let us remember that our biggest offer is to serve. Ultimately, the Nigerian people have a right to choose who will represent them at all levels. It is not a do or die affair. I encourage all to participate in the coming polls and I wish Nigerians a safe 2019 election,” he added. rcdoc=c&&