- President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday, October 27, said that the 9th National Assembly is working hard to bring change to Nigeria
- Lawan said that there are putting in their commitment to make that happen despite their political differences
- The president of the upper chamber also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari's effort in ensuring 2020 budget was timely presented
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday, October 27, said that the 9th National Assembly is passionately working to make sure there is change in Nigeria.
This was disclosed in press statement by his special adviser on media, Ola Awoniyi, in which the Senate president addressed newsmen at the weekend in Yobe state, The Nation reports.
Lawan said that the National Assembly will work as a team irrespective of their political differences to make the change happen, adding that their goal is to make the country a better place.
“The 9th National Assembly is determined to bring change to Nigeria. We want to work as a team in the National Assembly without recourse to our different political platforms.
“We have APC (All Progressives Congress), PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) and YPP (Young Progressive Party) in the Senate. We are working together as a team and our goal is to do what will make Nigeria better,” he said.
The Senate president said it is now clear to all that it is very unhelpful where there is conflict between the executive and the legislature.
In the same statement, Lawan also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for giving the assembly the necessary support needed for the timely presentation of the 2020 national budget.
He said that gesture show there is a cordial working relationship between both arms of government to make the country great.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the upper chamber said that it would reduce the number of political parties participating in elections in the country from the current 91 to five through legislation.
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The Senate stated this on Wednesday, October 9, at a meeting with the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) led by its chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
The Senate further expressed dissatisfaction over the huge number of political parties fielding candidates in the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
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