- The senate leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan has revealed his plans for the ninth Assembly if he is elected as the Senate president
- Lawan said that his administration will ensure that only issues that are important to Nigerians will be discussed
- The senator also added that while he does not believe in unnecessary fights, he would ensure to reject things that do go with the national interest
The senate leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan has revealed how he would operate if elected as the Senate president for the 9th Assembly.
He disclosed his administration plan for the Senate when in conversation with the newsmen in Lagos, even as he said he would deal with executive excesses, Vanguard reports.
The senator said the All Progressives Party (APC) aims to make the National Assembly one that would work in favour of Nigerians, a place where issues important to Nigerians will be attended to.
He also said he has the experience to make the ninth Senate a place with the capacity to solve Nigeria’s problems, adding that he had headed different committees for eight years.
“In terms of experience, I have it. There are so many senators, who have not stayed long but have experience and I am looking forward to working with them. I was in opposition for 16 years, I headed committees for eight years, between 2007 and 2015.
There is always a time when it will be appropriate to support the government because the government is heading in the right direction, and as legislators, we should support and monitor the activities of government for service delivery,” he said.
He also said that his past works are all well known to all and that he does not believe in a situation where they will be unnecessary fights everything.
He, however, said that ihe would reject anything that does not go with the national interest when he is the Senate president.
He said: "My antecedents are well known. We will checkmate excesses of the executive but I don’t believe in unnecessary fights. That does not mean that we would not reject anything that is against the national interest.
“But I want to see a relationship that works because when the relationship between the legislature and the executive is not cordial, the people would suffer. Nigerians need jobs and to achieve that, it is important for us to have a working relationship with the executive.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial District in the upper chamber and who was also the first senate leader has said that any attempt to impose people on the 9th senate will fail.
The former senate leader made this known in an interview with the media, as he also his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be careful of not repeating its 2015 mistake.
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