Nigerian Senate to maintain smooth relationship with the Executive 

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

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The Deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege says the Senate will provide the enabling environment for President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his campaign promises.

Senator Omo-Agege made this known on Monday while receiving members of the Senate Press Corps who were on a courtesy visit at his residence in Abuja.

He assured Nigerians that the ninth Senate will legislate on issues that will engender growth and development of the country, while cautioning against partisanship in all affairs of the APC led National Assembly.

The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, also reaffirmed his commitment to be fair to all especially his colleagues and Nigerians in general, throughout the tenure of the 9th Legislature.

“Events of the 8th Senate are now in the past, and we should let them remain so. You are all aware of the events that happened in the run up to the election of the principal officers of the Senate but i can assure you that those things will not affect the way things will be done this time around, he stressed.”

“We are 109 Senators, with 107 participating in that election and out of that number, i had 68 votes, which means that 67 of my colleagues voted for me and mine own vote made it 68. And it’s obvious that 62 votes came from my fellow party members in the APC while the other votes that made up the figure, came from our colleagues in the other parties. And we cannot take their support for granted, we must work as one Senate irrespective of political divide or our believe.”

Senator Omo-Agege, while pledging to grant equal recognition for all the 109 senators, thanked members of his party, the APC and all those who contributed to his success during the elections.

The 9th National Assembly is on two weeks recess following last week’s inauguration and election of principal officers. The Lawmakers are expected to reconvene in plenary on July 2nd, 2019.

Ime Njoku