NEWS DIGEST – Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan has assured the Executive arm of Government of improved relationship with the Legislature in the Ninth National Assembly.
Lawan who made this known in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, said the next senate would make good governance a priority.
Lawan who is re-elected for another four year tenure to represent Yobe North on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) expressed optimism that the 9th senate would not be as crisis ridden as the 8th senate.
“I can assure you that the 9th Senate will definitely be different from what we experienced in this 8th Senate.
” I am not saying that there will not be dissenting voices coming from the opposition but it will not 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 said it was regrettable that the relationship between the Executive and Legislature was not cordial, adding that it affected performance.
He noted that, “all that will change, I can assure you.”
The lawmaker thanked Nigerians for believing in the APC,adding that the outcome of the 2019 general election was an indication that they had fate in the administration.
He said national development was the party’s priority, stressing that its leadership was committed to national development rather than personal interest.
“As a party we believe in national development rather than the interest of politicians and I want to say that we will listen to the party in matters of legislative leadership.
“The ninth Senate will go full blast and we shall be loyal to the party no matter our interests, ” he said.(NAN)