- Senator Ovie Omo-Agege said the Senate will work towards President Buhari’s success
- The deputy Senate president noted that the Senate was showing good bipartisanship
- The lawmaker said they would make sure to perform to Nigerians expectation
The deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, said the Senate would ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari succeeds and delivers on his next level agenda to Nigerians.
According to a statement from his media office, Omo-Agege stated this while receiving a delegation of the Abraka Progressive Union at the National Assembly in Abuja on Friday, July 12.
He said the senate would focus on providing legislation that would create an enabling environment for the president.
Omo-Agege stated the commitment of the senate stemmed from its bi-partisan approach, which according to him led to the emergence of the leadership of the 9th National Assembly.
He said: “We’ve started on a bi-partisan note. We had only 62 APC senators on the floor during the elections, and we had 68 votes, meaning we got support from the opposition party in the Senate.
“So working with everybody, we will work with the President to create an enabling environment for his administration to succeed.
“I know there are lots of expectations from Nigerians, but we will do our best to provide leadership to deliver the dividends of democracy to our people.”
Dr Ben Eruotor who led the delegation, said the visit was to felicitate with him on his emergence as Deputy President of the Senate.
He also noted that it was an honour for the Urhobos, whom he described as the 5th largest ethnic group in Nigeria, to produce the first Deputy President of the Senate from the South-South region of the country.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, reacted to rumours that he will be a rubber stamp in the hands of the executive arm of the federal government. Lawan said the rumours are all based on sentiment, adding that they are laughable.
Lawan said that although he believes in the visions of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, he has a mind of his own, adding that he will engage the federal government with a decent and decisive manner.
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