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9th National Assembly: PDP Kicks Against Lawan’s Senate Presidency Ambition



Group tackles Lawan over appointments

Some Senators-elect from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has envisaged that the 9th Senate would be an appendage of the executive if Senator Ahmed Lawan becomes the Senate President.

Speaking in separate interviews with select newsmen in Abuja, the PDP Senators-elect vowed to give block vote to any APC candidate who will not be seen as a “rubber stamp” of the executive and can protect the independence of the legislature.

The PDP Senators-elect believed the endorsement of Lawan by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will easily compromise the Independence of the legislature.

According to Daily Post, the PDP Senators-elect are, however, silent on their preferred candidate for the Senate President seat, even though Senator Danjuma Goje and former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume are in the race.

A Senator-elect from the North Central who pleaded anonymity posited: “I have been a member in the House of Representatives before and I know what Independence of the legislature means.”

“Should our leaders be made outside? Should some people sit somewhere and decide our leadership?”

“As the opposition, we will take decision on our own which aligns with the interest of Nigerians and which would further grow our democracy.”

It will be recalled that former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, had last week expressed similar concern, pointing out that the ruling APC might be in for another shocker.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.