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Abba Ibrahim declares intention to re-contest for Senate

Abba Ibrahim declares intention to re-contest for Senate

- Yobe state, senator, Abba Bukar Ibrahim, insists that what is important in the National Assembly is to support the right bills that are important to the nation

- The former governor says he intended to run for the presidential race earlier but dropped that ambition because of his respect for Buhari

- Senator Ekweremadu faults National Assembly committees for slashing budget for Enugu Airport

Yobe state, senator, Abba Bukar Ibrahim has said he will re-contest for the National Assembly though he did not sponsor many bills for about 12 years in the upper chamber.

The Nation reports that the former governor insisted that what is important in the National Assembly is to support the right bills that are important to the nation.

“Apart from being a three-term governor in my state, Yobe, I am also a three-term senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but still counting,” he said.

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“I haven’t actually sponsored many bills. But to my mind, what is important in National Assembly is to support the right bills that are important to the nation.

“That is what I really depend on. I’m not a bill creator. I also believe I have been supporting the right thing since I came to the National Assembly for almost 12 years ago. And I have been attracting projects to my constituency."

Senator Ibrahim said he had intended to run for the presidential race earlier but dropped that ambition because of his respect for Buhari.

“We shall always respect our elders and I couldn’t have claimed to do more than Buhari. Do I withdrew along with senator Yerima of Zamfara State. Now that he is interested to go back for the second term, I am still ready to wait," he said.

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“If by the time he finishes, I don’t feel good, health-wise, I will just quietly go back to the Senate. If on the other hand, I am considered fit for the presidency, why not? Senate is not meant for young people, per se. You have a mix of the old, middle aged and young ones.”

Meanwhile, the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has faulted the National Assembly committees for slashing budget for the Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu.

Vanguard reports that the Senate president spoke on the 2018 budget in a statement by his special adviser on media, Uche Anichukwu, on Thursday, June 21.

Legit.ng gathers that Ekweremadu stated that his findings showed that the cut took place at the level of committees and that hopefully the affected committees would make the necessary explanations very soon.

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