- Senator Ahmed Lawan has vowed that Nigerians will have a better deal under him if elected Senate president
- The senator representing Yobe North made this statement ahead of the inauguration of new lawmakers in June
- Lawan said the Senate will not become a rubber stamp under him if elected the leader of the 9th National Assembly
Ahead of the inauguration of members of the 9th National Assembly, Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, has promised to run a legislature that would promote unity among Nigerians and ensure transparency and accountability.
Speaking with Daily Trust at a support-seeking rally for his bid to become the next Senate president, Lawan said he has the requisite legislative experience to run an effective upper parliamentary chamber.
Legit.ng recalls that the senator is a major contender for the stool of the number three citizen in the country.
Recently, his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) threw its weight behind him in a circumstance that generated angers of other contenders including Senator Ali Ndume of Borno state.
But while speaking about his competence, Lawan, a senator representing Yobe North, boasted about having 20-year experience as a legislator, hence his suitability for the prestigious position.
He said under his leadership of the National Assembly Nigerians will have "a better deal,'' adding that the oversight functions of the National Assembly would be strengthened and revolutionised to ensure accountability and transparency in government.
Lawan also vowed that the upper legislative chamber will not be a rubber stamp under him and there would be synergy between the legislature and the executive for smooth running of Nigeria.
Members of his campaign team include the deputy chief hhip, Francis Alimekhena (APC Edo), a returning senator, Senators Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC Niger), Jibrin Barau (APC Kano), and Dayo Adeyeye (APC Ekiti), Tolu Odebiyi (APC Ogun), Bello Mandiya (APC Katsina), Opeyemi Bamidele (APC Ekiti), Jibrin Isah Echocho (APC Kogi), Yakubu Oseni (APC Kogi), Olubunmi Adetunbi (APC Ekiti) and Degi Eremienyo Wagara (APC Bayelsa).
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, were accused of trying to sink the party with their coercive manner of determining who became leader in the ninth National Assembly.
The APC chieftains were accused by the Abuja chapter of the party, northeast zonal youth wing.
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