Connect with us

Politics

Read what Senator Lawan said on plot to impeach Saraki

Published

on

Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly is more focused on upholding national interests than pursuing personal or partisan agenda.

Lawan, who spoke with State House correspondents on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the legislators were concerned about approving outstanding requests from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking on the impeachment threat against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Lawan said that the National Assembly would continue to remain focused on issues and leave out partisan interests.

The impeachment threat has been dangling on Saraki since his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).

“We must be nationalistic; we must put national above individual, parochial or partisan interests.

“We definitely have to bury our hatchets for us to work for Nigeria and Nigerians and perhaps that might have informed the disappointment of many people that think there will be crisis in the National Assembly.

“Let me also say that disagreements are usual; in fact, they are very practical components of any parliament; so, it is traditional and usual for us to disagree; for now, our focus is on national interest.

“The National Assembly is a Nigerian parliament; therefore, the best thing to do is to ensure that Nigeria gets a very good deal and for now the good deal is to ensure that outstanding requests by Mr President are approved by the National Assembly.

“I think the national interest for now overrides every any other interests,’’ he said.

The Senate Leader said that upon resumption from recess on Oct. 9,  the lawmakers concentrated on the request of Mr President for the funding of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of 2019 general elections.

Lawan said that the president’s request of N189 billion for INEC activities of 2019 was approved.

He said that the committee on appropriation also invited the heads of security agencies to come and defend the request Mr President made on their behalf for funding of their operations during the conduct of elections of 2019.

“We also had the referral of the request of Mr president for approval for the foreign loan component of the 2018 appropriation; that is about 2.78 billion dollars Eurobond.

“So, we have gone full blast consciously and purposefully to ensure that Mr President gets what he requested. We have lost time already.

“Some of the issues were requested before we went on recess; we passed the confirmations of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor and the ICPC Governing Board yesterday.

“We are determined to continue to do this throughout this period.

Our intention is to ensure that Mr President does not lack due to the inactivity of the National Assembly.

“That whatever he requests, the fundamental aspects especially must be attended to; this is our determination both as APC Senate caucus and as a National Assembly,’’ he said.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

Politics11 mins ago

BREAKING ….INEC takes full responsibility of election postponement–Mahmood Yakubu

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) on Saturday expressed that the agency took full responsibility of the...

news43 mins ago

Kwara Assembly Speaker reacts to elections postponement

The Director-General, Atiku/Obi Presidential Campaign in Kwara State, Dr. Ali Ahmad, has condemned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) decision...

Politics1 hour ago

BREAKING…. Kwara INEC returns election materials to CBN

In Kwara State, both sensitive and non-sensitive materials meant for the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections scheduled...

news2 hours ago

Buhari departs for Abuja from Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed his country home in Daura, Katsina State, for Abuja. The President left for Abuja sometime...

news3 hours ago

I’m going to Abuja now for……., Atiku reacts to election postponement

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed shock that the presidential election was postponed by...

news5 hours ago

Buhari reacts to INEC’s election postponement

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep disappointment over the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent...

news5 hours ago

I’m dissapointed in INEC— Balarabe Musa

Former Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has expressed disappointment over the postponement of the general elections, but declared that...

news6 hours ago

ELECTIONS POSTPONEMENT…… Situation report from Ilorin

There is absolute calmness in Ilorin the Kwara State capital as residents woke to the news of the postponement of...

Politics10 hours ago

PDP condemns 2019 postponement, urges INEC boss to resign

  The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has said that the ‘shoddy’ arrangements for...

Politics11 hours ago

ELECTION POSTPONEMENT…..APC presidential campaign committee reacts

PRESS STATEMENT BY APC PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COUNCIL ON POSTPONEMENT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL/NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND GUBERNATORIAL/HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS: WE CONDEMN...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: