I've no candidate for Senate President, House Speaker – Buhari

By The Citizen

Nigeria's president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday stated that he was not backing anybody for the position of Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives, adding that, he was willing to work with any leader of the Senate, irrespective of what part of the country he or she originates from.

In a statement released in Abuja, Buhari described as false, insinuations in the media that he was in support of any particular senator to emerge as leader or that he belonged to any camp pushing for the emergence of a leader from a particular part of the country.

'I am prepared to work with any leaders that the House or Senate selects,' Buhari said, noting that, 'It doesn't matter who the person is or where he or she is from.'

He added that these insinuations were probably born out of people's expectations based on the way things had happened in the past, but reminded Nigerians that 'Change' has truly come.

'There is due process for the selection of leaders of the National Assembly,' General Buhari said, 'and I will not interfere in that process.'

Buhari added that the media and the public should begin to get used to no more 'business as usual.'

'Nigeria has indeed entered a new dispensation,' he said

'My administration does not intend to repeat the same mistakes made by previous