Senate President Bukola Saraki visited ex-president Goodluck Jonathan at his office in Maitama, Abuja and he received a welcome gesture to continue his political activities.
The ex-president attributed the success at the National Assembly to his sound leadership qualities.
He also noted that the tremendous support being enjoyed by Mr Saraki from lawmakers in both the Senate and the House of Representatives testifies to his leadership ability.
“Senate President, let me use this opportunity to commend your leadership abilities. Looking at what is happening in the country, if not for your strong leadership, probably the National Assembly would have been in chaos and if the National Assembly is in tatters,
then of course, democracy is gone.
“I am quite pleased with the kind
of relationship you have with the
House of Representatives members
and how you have been able to hold the National Assembly together because on the day that the parliament was invaded,
though the target was the Senate,
the House of Representatives members were as active as, if not more active, than the senators; and that cannot happen by chance.
“What we know is that if there is an assault on the Senate. Then it is
also seen as an assault on the
House of Representatives. If they
(House of Representatives members) don’t believe in you, I don’t think some of them would have taken that kind of risk. That commitment shows that they
believe in your leadership”, he was
quoted as saying in a statement by
Mr Saraki’s Chief Press Secretary,
Earlier, Mr Saraki said his visit was to pay his respect to the ex-president and also to inform him of his formal return to the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said that the present realities in the country show that all those that love the country must work together to return the country to the path of growth, fairness, equity and justice.