Ahmad Lawan
Ahmad Lawan

2023: Vote us out if you don’t like our faces, Senate President tells Nigerians

NEWS DIGEST – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has reacted to call by Nigerians for the Senate to be scrapped, saying that such action could lead to anarchy.

Rather, he challenged those who are not comfortable with the senators in the current 9th Senate to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces.

According to a report by Punch, Lawan stated this on Friday while declaring open, a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission in Abuja.

He described the Senate as a leveler which ensured that all parts of the country are equally represented unlike the House of Representatives where states with higher populations produce the highest number of lawmakers.

The Senate President also faulted the argument of those clamouring for the scrapping of the Senate because of the perceived jumbo pay being earned by the senators.

He said the annual budget of the National Assembly is less than one per cent of the nation’s 2021 budget.