Bala Na’Allah, the Deputy Senate Leader, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to show “additional degree of tolerance” to members of the National Assembly.
Senator Na’Allah said this on Friday while paying Sallah homage to the President on behalf of members of the legislature.
Claiming that no President had received a tremendous cooperation from the National Assembly like Buhari since 1999, Senator Na’Allah said he had the “authority” of each member of the two chambers to implore the President to “tolerate us as your children.”
He also pledged the commitment of the National Assembly members to continuously support the President.
He said, “Mr President, I have the authority of each and every member of the Senate and the House of Representatives to wish you a blessed Eid-el-Fitr.
“And I have the authority of each and every one of us to equally pledge our loyalty and commitment to work with you for the betterment of this country and to wish you more strength; to wish you more health and most importantly Mr President to add additional degree of tolerance for you so that you tolerate us as your children.
“Mr President, let me seize this opportunity to say, for the record, that from 1999, when we started our democratic experience till date, no president and I repeat, `no president and I say for the third time, no president has received this amount of cooperation from the national assembly like you contrary to what is outside there.”
Senator Na’Allah’s plea comes amid a period where several top-ranking members of the National Assembly, including Senator Bukola Saraki, the Senate President; Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his deputy; Senator Dino Melaye, and Senator Joshua Dariye amongst others are plagued with several cases before different security and law enforcement agencies.