Lawan reveals outlook of ninth senate
APC reps pledge electoral reform
Barely three months to the inauguration of the ninth senate, incumbent majority leader, Ahmed Lawan, has exposed the character of the new red chamber.
Expected to be inaugurated on June 10, 2019, the next senate will be dominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicate.
At the moment, the APC has 65 senators while the PDP has 42.
Lawan, who was APC’s candidate for the senate presidency in 2015, disclosed to journalists at the National Assembly yesterday that the next senate would be in full synergy with the president.
The senate leader also hinted that the next senate “will focus more on productivity for the growth of Nigeria than hostility with any other arm of government.”
He prayed for increase in oil price in the international market and daily oil production.
Meanwhile, the APC caucus in the House of Representatives, yesterday, promised to ensure the reform of the nation’s electoral system before the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
The house leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, told reporters at the National Assembly complex that there was need to correct noticeable anomalies in the recent general elections in the country.
Gbajabiamila, however, described the elections as largely free and fair, notwithstanding the pockets of violence in parts of the country.
Applauding INEC for conducting a credible poll, he expressed disappointment over the inability of some of his colleagues to reclaim their mandates.
The caucus urged INEC to do the needful by conducting a credible poll in places declared inconclusive.
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