Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, Chairman, Ahmad Lawan Marketing campaign Organisation, has assured that Senator Ahmad Lawan will emerge the President of the Senate within the ninth Nationwide Meeting.
Abdullahi, (APC-Kebbi) advised NAN in Abuja that the group was working exhausting to forestall unfastened ends that may have an effect on Lawan’s emergence.
He mentioned the group was impressed with optimistic responses from senators-elect to this point, including that they had been simply ready for the appointed date.
“We’re positive we can have the day by the grace of God and help of majority of our colleagues.
“To this point, we’re glad and inspired by the help we have now obtained from our colleagues.
“They’ve proven confidence in Sen. Ahmed Lawan’s capability to ship and unite the Senate.
“We repose confidence within the capability of Sen. Ahmad Lawan to steer the ship.’’
On assembly with Sen. Ali Ndume and different contenders, the lawmaker mentioned Lawan was partaking with them.
He, nevertheless, dismissed insinuations that Lawan’s group was at daggers drawn with different contenders, declaring that they had been buddies and never enemies.
“They’re our colleagues. No less than for me, I’ve spent at the least 4 years with them and they’re extremely revered colleagues of mine.
“This contest will not be between enemies, it’s between buddies and I guarantee that going ahead, all these points can be resolved.
“In truth, not too long ago we had been all current on the wedding ceremony of Sen. Danjuma Goje’s daughter, so, I really feel persons are solely exaggerating what is going on within the construct as much as the election’’, Abdullahi mentioned.
On the Supreme Courtroom judgment in favour of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) in Zamfara State, Abdullahi mentioned there was no course for concern.
He mentioned regardless of dropping three senatorial seats to the opposition in Zamfara, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was nonetheless main with over 60 senators-elect out of 107, with two vacant seats in Imo State.
The lawmaker mentioned with the statistics, APC nonetheless stand a great likelihood of manufacturing the subsequent president of the senate.
“Proper now the seats which were acknowledged by INEC are 107. Out of the quantity, APC has 62, PDP has 44 and YPP has one. So, the Zamfara case after all is a giant setback for our celebration however we’re nonetheless within the majority.
“Past this nevertheless, the problem will not be about celebration, as soon as we converge within the chamber, we change into senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“So, what we need to do within the ninth senate is to unite lawmakers as a lot as attainable and work for the nice of Nigerians.
“The difficulty is for us to work along with different arms of presidency within the spirit of give and take, and respect for the independence of every arm of presidency.
On mode of voting prone to be adopted in electing leaders of the ninth senate, Abdullahi mentioned parliamentary follow was open world over.
Based on him, based mostly on that, the ninth senate will attempt to maintain to the custom as a lot as attainable with a purpose to be accountable to the individuals.
“The one solution to have open follow is to make sure that in every little thing we do whether or not election or different actions, we ship the file to our constituents.
“Whenever you have a look at the USA, one of many main points they have in mind in voting Congress males and senators is their voting file.
“Everyone stands up and solutions his identify. For me, what occurred within the nationwide meeting in 2015 was a charade.
“We solely allowed it to settle as a result of we didn’t need to elevate mud however i don’t assume that’s retaining with regular parliamentary follow.
“We will try to adhere to the normal principles of established parliamentary practice across the globe in the 9th senate.”
With the eighth Senate coming to an finish on June 6, contenders for management of the ninth senate usually are not resting on their oars in getting main stakeholders notably senators-elect to purchase into their agenda for the subsequent 4 years.