- Sen. Ahmad Lawan’s has launched of his 9th Senate presidency’s agenda
- The event was graced by some senators-elect from the PDP and YPP who declared their full support for his candidacy
- Some of the senators include Clifford Odia (PDP-Edo), Mathew Urhoghide (PDP-Edo) and Gershom Bassey (PDP-Cross River)
Some senators-elect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressive Party (YPP), on Friday, June 7, attended Sen. Ahmad Lawan’s launch of his 9th Senate presidency’s agenda, declaring their full support for his candidacy.
The opposition parties’ senators-elect at the occasion include Clifford Odia (PDP-Edo), Mathew Urhoghide (PDP-Edo) and Gershom Bassey (PDP-Cross River).
Others are Abba Morro (PDP-Benue), Lawali Anka (PDP-Zamfara) and Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 20-page proposed legislative agenda contains his vision and direction for the 9th Senate should he emerge as Nigeria’s senate president come June 11.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the event in Abuja, Ifeanyi Ubah of YPP said Lawan ls the most experience and competent senator to assume the office of the senate president.
“He has the experience, he is competent and has served as majority leader in the Senate,” he said.
Ubah said with the long years of experience as a legislator, Lawan would successfully deliver on his mandate if elected to be the Senate helmsman.
He stressed that though he was backing the candidacy of Lawan, he still remained a YPP senator-elect.
Also speaking, the PDP senator-elect, Morro, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) preferred candidate ”has a very beautiful resume.”
“Senator Lawan is one of the longest serving legislators in this country and a Senate leader.
“When you juxtaposed that experience and exposure vis-a-vis the vision that is required of Nigeria, you will come to acknowledge that in the present circumstances, he is the best candidate for this job,” he said.
He said he was also attracted by his campaign vision titled: ”A National Assembly that Works for Nigeria.”
“I found some attractions and a mixture of chemistry here when i discovered that Senator Lawan has such theme like ‘A system that works for all Nigerians.
Earlier, Sen. Ahmad Lawan, who welcomed the guests at the launch, said if elected as senate president, “he would reposition the Senate to carry out its constitutional duties of legislation, oversight and representation in an open and transparent manner’’.
The lawmaker, who promised timely passage of appropriation bill, said he would implement a national planning and annual budget process that would foster collaboration between the executive and legislative arms of government.
He said the country’s economy needed to be diversified and the Senate, under his watch, would give the necessary backing.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator-elect Abia North constituency and former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday, June 7, said 21 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers have endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan as candidate for the Senate presidency.
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