Senate Leader seeks improved relations with the Executives

By Edwin Akwueh, Abuja


The 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would witness much improved relationship with the Executive arm of government, so says Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan.

Speaking with Journalists after Tuesday’s plenary, the Senate Leader assured Nigerians that the next set of Legislators would ensure that governance and not infighting ranks top in their priority.
It would be recalled that between 2015 and 2019, the relationship between the Executive and the 8th National Assembly especially the Senate was far from smooth.

However, Senator Lawan who was re-elected for another four year tenure as Senator believes that the situation would be different as the 9th National Assembly takes effect in June 2019.
“I can assure you that the 9th Senate will definitely be different from what we experienced in this 8th Senate. I’m not saying that there won’t be dissenting voices coming from the opposition but it won’t be such that will be violent or abusive. We shall work to promote the interest and welfare of Nigerians by demonstrating our loyalty and commitment to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and our party the APC.”

He regretted that the frosty relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government largely affected the optimal performance of the APC led government. However, “all that will change, I can assure you,” he stressed.

Heartfelt gratitude
Senator Lawan who represents Yobe north Senatorial district, also thanked Nigerians for standing by the governing party the APC in the 2019 general election, describing the development as a demonstration of their trust and believe in the party.
He pledged the party’s commitment not to disappoint Nigerians going forward, as reward for their support.