- As the race for the leadership of the ninth National Assembly continues, a senator-elect, Lola Ashiru, says minority will not be allowed to emerge head of the Assembly
- Ashiru is the senator-elect for Kwara South senatorial district
- The senator-elect, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, says the ninth National Assembly will support President Muhammadu Buhari to advance the needs of the populace
A senator-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Lola Ashiru, has said minority will not be allowed to emerge head of the ninth National Assembly when the latter is inaugurated in June.
Ashiru, who is the senator-elect for Kwara South senatorial district, spoke with journalists in Offa on Sunday, March 24, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Ashiru said President Muhammadu Buhari would be supported by the ninth National Assembly in advancing the needs of Nigerians.
He said: “With my interactions with other senators-elect in APC, they have a common mind of one Nigeria devoid of parochial interest that would make the nation move ahead.
“Few of our members have signified intentions to take a slot at the Senate presidency and they are credible members to take the leadership.
“I believe that politics is about competition and I know that, this forthcoming ninth assembly would not be like that of the eighth assembly because there is no more room for political abnormalities as experienced during the eighth assembly.
“During the period, a lot of abnormalities happened where the minority party emerged as the leadership of the National Assembly and I am saying it now that such act will never happen in the ninth assembly because APC is in majority and more united now than ever to provide a good leadership and to make laws for the good governance of the country."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senate leader Ahmed Lawan on Friday, March 22 officially declared his intention to contest the office of the Senate president in June when the 9th Assembly will be inaugurated.
The senator has been in the news as one of the contenders for the office of the Senate president, but officially declared his intention during a session with journalists.
Lawan said: “I am a loyal party man. I will respect the decisions of my leaders and the party. We need the cooperation and support of everybody. I also believe that if we want to work with the Executive in such a manner that we can deliver good governance, first we need to achieve unity amongst ourselves."
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