The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday consoled lawmakers in the upper chamber who lost their chance of returning to the Senate in their party’s primary.
Recall that the Senate President was defeated during the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress on the 6th of June, 2022.
Lawan has been in the news in the past few days after the youth leader in Yobe State, Bashir Machina refused to step down and hand over the senatorial ticket to the Senate President.
There are possibilities that Lawan might not be returning to the Senate in 2023.
Lawan while speaking at the resumption of Senate plenary on Tuesday called on Senators who lost their party tickets not to lose hope but to remain committed to the political system.
The Senate President while speaking said, “Some of us participated in the congresses for their Senatorial Districts, some of our colleagues went for the governorship of their states, and four of us went for the presidency of our great country.
“We have recorded different results from those activities, but as politicians, it is never over until It is over.
“We should continue to support the political system that we believe in. Those of our colleagues who have recorded successes, we wish them more success in the general elections.
“[And] those of who have not succeeded as much, we are hopeful that between now and then, the situation may be better.
“But on the whole, our commitment to ensuring that this democracy benefits from legislative interventions of the National Assembly should remain our focus.
“As a Parliament, we still have issues that require our legislative intervention.
“The security of our country still needs our attention and, therefore, I urge all of us to continue from where we stopped before we went on recess, in giving due and desired attention for the improvement Of the security of our citizens.
“The electoral process may have thrown up certain issues that the National Assembly could also look at and address, because the electoral act itself, even though a good document, is not a perfect document.
“So, it needs some refinement from time to time to improve our electoral process.”