By Tina George, Minna
#TrackNigeria: The three Senators-elect from Niger state have endorsed Ahmed Lawan for Senate Presidency, describing him as the only competent, charismatic and one with integrity to preside over the affairs of the 9th Senate.
The endorsement is contained in a statement jointly signed by the representatives of Niger East, Niger North and Niger South Senatorial zones, Mohammed Sani Musa, Senator Sabi Abdullahi and Senator Muhammad Bima Enagi, respectively.
They stated that the leadership qualities of Ahmed Lawan would facilitate in making accelerated laws for the good governance of Nigeria.
“His display of honesty, sincerity of purpose, respect for divergent views, loyalty to and believe in party supremacy as well as proven experience in the business of lawmaking makes him the obvious choice for the legislature’s top job,” they affirmed.
Sani Musa observed that Lawan’s impeccable character and undeniable wealth of experience would go a long way to drive the aspirations and vision of the 9th Senate.
“It is also worth noting that Distinguished Senator Lawan is one Nigerian who has remained detribalized, bi-partisan and accommodating to varying views as long as they are positive and can add to the growth and wellbeing of Nigerians,” he stated.
On his part, Sen. Abdullahi expressed optimism that Lawan would promote homogeneity of purpose at the 9th Senate as well as foster unity among distinguished senators as well as other arms of government, in a manner that will add value to good governance in Nigeria.
“In my years as a lawmaker, I have known Distinguished Senator Lawan as a man without any form of primordial sentiment. Even though each of us represents our various constituencies, his interest is in the development of Nigeria and Nigerians as a whole.”
Sen. Enagi observed that it was imperative that the Senate had an effective, selfless and patriotic leadership as the business of legislation affects the generality of Nigerians.
“I believe therefore that our party, the ruling All Progressives Congress’ decision to endorse Distinguished Senator Ahmed Lawan for the Presidency of the Senate is a wise and timely decision that has great benefits not only for the party but for the next phase of governance as a whole in the country.
“Distinguished Senator Lawan has the qualities and leadership skills to harmonize the 9th Assembly and promote effective legislative process that will enhance the qualities of laws that we hope to make in the Senate.”