The Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan on Thursday disclosed that his choice as senate leader was the decision of his party, the All Progressive Congress, APC.
He said he had no choice but to accept the position, since it was the party’s position.
Lawan made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday
“The leader of the party in the country, President Buhari insisted that party supremacy must be upheld at all times”, Lawan said, maintaining that the office of the senate leader was an assignment to create and sustain some kind of good relationship, unifying the APC caucus, after the incident in the emergence of the senate leadership.
“This is the position for us, for all the senators in the APC caucus.
“My selection is to reconcile our differences and to unite and give this chamber a peaceful chance and to support the good and laudable policies of our government.”
“It is a position that was supposed to unite the senate, in terms of the multi party nature of the National Assembly, for us to work together”, the Senator added.
He, however, assured the public that he would carry all lawmakers along, irrespective of party differences, to achieve positive results.
“It is going to be a symbiotic relationship,” he said.
On Executive-Legislate relationship, Lawan said that he would ensure that the senate develope a system whereby, executive communications, especially Bills were good products that would be easily digested.
He said “I will cultivate that kind of situation to ensure that we help the implementation of government policies, for the betterment of the lives of our citizens.”
He called for a synergy between the APC and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Senators, to achieve good results, adding that, such cooperation should be extended to the House of Representatives also.
“We must do this because we are in this together with the executive arm of government. If the government fails we will also be judged as failures”, Lawan concluded.