- Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC-Yobe North) has disclosed why he wants to become president of the Senate in the ninth National Assembly
- The lawmaker said he has been in the National Assembly for almost 20 years and believes in progressive politics
- Lawan said he believes his experience will help operate a Senate which will make and provide sustained positive change through legislative interventions
Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC-Yobe North) has disclosed why he wants to become president of the Senate in the ninth National Assembly to be inaugurated in June 2019.
According to Tribune, the lawmaker who was named as the choice of the ruling party for the Senate presidency, made the disclosure during a chat with select newsmen.
Legit.ng gathers that Lawan said in part: “I have been in the National Assembly for almost 20 years. By June 1, I will be exactly 20 years in the National Assembly. I served in the House of Representatives for eight years and in the Senate getting to 12 years and I’ve gotten my mandate renewed by my senatorial district.
“I believe in progressive politics. I believe in ensuring that those ordinary people, the masses of Nigeria, require every possible support to make their lives better, to give them the opportunity to actualise their potentials and dreams.
“But I also believe that we should do everything and anything possible to encourage and support entrepreneurship, support businesses to grow and expand so that jobs will be created for our teeming youths.
“I’m running for the office of Senate president because I believe that the experience we have gathered and garnered over the years in the National Assembly will help us operate a Senate and indeed a National Assembly that will make and provide sustained positive change through legislative interventions.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno South senatorial district in the upper chamber said that any attempt to impose people on the ninth senate will fail.
Ndume also asked his party, the All Progressives Congress, to be careful of not repeating its 2015 mistake.
When asked of his thought about the agreement by the party to choose Ahmed Lawan as the next Senate president, he said he was surprised that the party settled for an individual rather than using a zoning formula; saying the party ignored the constitutional provision of such process.
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