- Two APC senators and one senator-elect from Niger have endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan for the ninth Senate president seat
- The lawmakers said Lawan has demonstrated stability, reliability and fidelity towards ensuring sound and people-oriented legislation at the Senate
- Lawan was also described as a man without any form of primordial sentiment whose interest is in the development of Nigeria and Nigerians as a whole
- The lawmakers say Lawan’s display of honesty, sincerity of purpose, among others, makes him the obvious choice for the legislature’s top job
Serving and elected senators in Niger under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, April 6 endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan for the ninth Senate president seat.
The endorsement was contained in a statement issued in Minna and signed by three senators - Mohammed Sani Musa (Niger East), Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North) and Senator-elect, Muhammad Bima-Enagi (Niger South) - in Minna, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the senators asserted that Lawan has an impeccable character and undeniable wealth of experience as a lawmaker to drive the aspirations and vision of the 9th Senate towards achieving its mandate.
“There is no doubt that Lawan has also demonstrated stability, reliability and fidelity towards ensuring sound and people-oriented legislation at the Senate as he demonstrated in the build-up to the 2019 general elections where despite the pressure from the opposition, remained resolute and committed towards promoting the good course of the Senate as the apex law-making organ in the country.
“Senator Lawan is one Nigerian who has remained detribalised, bi-partisan and accommodating to varying views as long as they are positive to the wellbeing of Nigerians.
“He has demonstrated this in his support for legislations sponsored by lawmakers who might not have been in the same political parties with him at the floor of the senate.
“Senator Lawan will promote homogeneity of purpose at the 9th Senate and foster unity amongst distinguished senators as well as other arms of government, in a manner that will add value to good governance in Nigeria.
“Lawan is a man without any form of primordial sentiment. Even though each of us represents our various constituencies, his interest is in the development of Nigeria and Nigerians as a whole.
“So, we believe he embodies outstanding qualities that are germane to the success of the 9th senate and the government as a whole. Therefore, we join our colleagues in endorsing his Senate presidency ambition.
“Lawan has the qualities and leadership skills to harmonise the 9th Assembly and promote effective legislative processes that will enhance the qualities of laws for optimal political growth of the country.
“We believe therefore that our party, the ruling APC’s decision to endorse Lawan for the presidency of the Senate is a wise and timely decision that has great benefits not only for the party but for the next phase of governance as a whole in the country.
“His display of honesty, sincerity of purpose, respect for divergent views, loyalty to and believe (sic) in party supremacy as well as proven experience in the business of lawmaking, makes him the obvious choice for the legislature’s top job,” they said.
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In a similar development, Legit.ng previously reported that three senators from Kano state announced their support for Senator Ahmed Lawan to become the president of the 9th Senate.
The three senators - Barau Jubrin, Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and Senator-elect Malam Ibrahim Shekrau - claimed Lawan is the most experienced and most ripe for the job of the Senate presidency, going by intentional parliamentary best practices.
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