- Ahmed Lawan says his ambition to become the Senate president is as a result of the clamour by his colleagues
- The Yobe north senator insisted that he had the requisite experience to deliver in the leadership of the National Assembly
- Lawan assured Nigerians that his leadership would make accountability and transparency the watchword
Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, says his ambition to become president of the Senate in the 9th Assembly is a product of deep thinking by his colleagues, senators-elect.
Lawan made the disclosure, on Thursday, May 9, when he appeared on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.
“This project is a product of deep thinking by my colleagues, senators-elect. Some of our colleagues decided right after the Presidential and National Assembly elections to consider the possibility for us to run for the office of the Senate president given our history and experience.
“So this is a project that originated from senators-elect themselves," he said.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, who represents the Yobe North senatorial district, said he had the requisite experience to deliver in the leadership of the NASS.
“One crucial thing is that we have the experience to deliver in the leadership of the national assembly, haven served in the national assembly for almost 20 years in both chambers.
“I served very closely with most members in the house at that time and most senators on the senate side. So, we have what it takes and of course, that helps us in pushing the agenda of ensuring that the national assembly works for Nigerians," he said.
Lawan assured Nigerians that his leadership would make accountability and transparency the watchword.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Mohammed Ali Ndume said President Muhammadu Buhari will not ask him to step down for anybody in the race for the Senate presidency.
According to him, president believes in democratic process and would not interfere in the process of electing leaders of the National Assembly.
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