Sen. Ahmed Lawan reveals how 9th Senate will relate with executive, APC
Samson Atekojo Usman
March. 12, 2019
Leader of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan has said the 9th Senate would go full blast without encumbrances against the next leadership.
Speaking on Tuesday after plenary, the lawmaker, who was recently returned as a Senator representing Yobe North Senatorial District for the 4th time, stated that lawmakers elected on the platform of the APC would allow the party’s decision prevail regarding the next leadership.
He stressed that party loyalty was panacea to legislative/executive rivalry, saying the 9th upper and lower chambers will behave differently.
Lawan insisted that national development was sacrosanct, adding that the All Progressives Congress, APC, leadership was committed to national development rather than personal interest of politicians.
“As a party, we believe in national development rather than the interest of politicians and I want to say that we will listen to the party in matters of legislative leadership.
“The ninth Senate will go full blast and we shall be loyal to the party no matter our interests.”
Senator Lawan spoke against the backdrop of the 8th Senate leadership crisis occasioned by the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki which lingered through the tenure.
Ahmed Lawan has been touted to be the next Senate President by those keen on political developments in the upper chambers, but he declined speaking on the issue when he was prodded by journalists.
As at the last count, the APC has secured the majority in upper legislative chamber, hence can take critical decisions as required by the Senate rule books.