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Senate: We’ll work together – Lawan

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THE newly sworn-in President of Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan has pledged to bring all people to bear in his duty as president of the senate of the Federal Republic.

He made this known while accepting his nomination for the office of the senate president at the inauguration of the 9th senate on Tuesday.

According to him, “as a team, we provide the required support for the government to function. I am of the All Progressives Party stalk and there are many of our colleagues who belong to different political parties, particularly, the PDP and indeed the YPP. But I believe that having come here, the story we are supposed to tell tomorrow is that we have been able to work together and achieve together. That, partisanship does not in anyway hinder us from working together in delivering those essential legislative interventions.”

He emphasised the need to put Nigeria always on good course for secure and more robust economy that will affect the ordinary Nigerians and all classes.

It will be recalled that the senator representing Yobe north Senatorial Constituency won the senate president seat, having polled 79 votes to beat his rival, Senator Ali Ndume, who polled 28 votes in the peacefully conducted election at the main bowl of the red chambers.

He was immediately sworn-in to assume his legislative duties alongside the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, from Delta Central Senatorial Constituency, who polled 68 votes to defeat former Deputy Speaker, Ike Ekweremadu, who got 37 votes.

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