Northeast youths support Lawan for Senate president

Northeast youths support Lawan for Senate president

- Senator Ahmad Lawan's ambition to become the Senate president has been boosted by some youths from the northeast

- APC recently endorsed Lawan as Senate president for the 9th Assembly

- According to the youths, they are confident that Lawan is the best for the position

The Northeast Youth Alliance, on Monday, April 29, supported the endorsement of Senator Ahmad Lawan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Senate president for the 9th Assembly.

Alhaji Munkailu Abdulrahman, national coordinator of the group, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Damaturu.

Abdulrahman said membership of the alliance cuts across six states. He explained that members of the group were currently on tour of the states to mobilise youths and elders to support the aspiration of Lawan.

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He said: "We have representatives from Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe going round the states. Our representatives are speaking with elders and youths of the region to have a united position and support Lawan who has already been endorsed by the APC.

“Political and cultural leaders from the northeast have a duty to promote unity and to talk to the contenders to support the party’s choice so as not to wash away this opportunity. This is an opportunity for the Northeast to produce the next Senate president. We cannot watch people with selfish interests trying to scuttle the opportunity.

“After touring the states, we are meeting Senators Ali Ndume and Danjuma Goje to plead with them to support Ahmad Lawan, the party’s anointed candidate."

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The coordinator said Nigeria could not afford to waste more time on unnecessary executive and legislative conflicts as witnessed in the last four years.

He said: “Nigeria needs a progressive National Assembly that will not sabotage passage of budgets and bills to the detriment of development.

“We are confident that Senator Lawan will provide the required leadership for executive/legislative harmony to execute projects and policies that would improve the lives of Nigerians.

“With 20 years legislative experience, Senator Ahmad Lawan is the most qualified as the senate president and we call on our worthy sons, Senators Goje and Ndume to support Lawan in the interest of the Northeast and Nigeria."

Earlier, reported that the Sustainable Democracy Agenda (SUDA), a political group, said the anointed candidate of the APC for the position of president of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, enjoys the support of majority of voters in the country.

The convener of SUDA, Ibrahim Usman, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, April 8, in Abuja.

Usman said a simple survey conducted by the group all over the country, showed that Lawan got the support of the majority of Nigerians to occupy the exalted seat. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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