Senate Presidency not do-or-die affair – Lawan
Senate Presidency aspirant, Ahmed Lawan, said yesterday,
he would not run a rubber-stamp National Assembly, noting
the position was not a do-or-die affair.
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The Senate Leader said he would agree and disagree with
the executive strictly on the basis of national interest.
Lawan, who was in company of head of his campaign
organisation, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, said under his
leadership, NASS would pass the budget and present to
Nigeria within three months from the date it was presented
by the President.
Making the declaration in an interaction with journalists in
Abuja, the Senate Leader said his aim of aspiring for the
Senate Presidency was to help the executive deliver more
services and programmes for Nigerians who gave them their
mandate in the last general election.
Lawan said: “Our mission as a team is to have a National
Assembly that works for Nigerians because we know that
they want government that delivers on all aspects of
national life and provide an all inclusive economy, improved
security, revenue and reduction in corruption so that
resources are applied efficiently for public good.
“We must be bipartisan and a National Assembly whose
members are focused and not discriminate against any
party but work in harmony with other tiers for national
He promised to run a legislature that would support the
executive arm of government to make life better for
Nigerians by solving the major problems facing them.