I believe in Buhari, but I'm not his rubber stamp, says Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has said that he is not a rubber stamp of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

/ by Joe Adams
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and President Muhammadu Buhari 

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has said that he is not a rubber stamp of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

The Senate President said this in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, when addressing a group, Women Parliamentarians, led by Sen. Joy Emordi in Abuja.

He noted that his belief in President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should not be misconstrued as not independent-minded.

“During my campaign, I was called a potential rubber stamp Senate President to the executive; maybe because I am close to the President, or because I believe in his cause.

“There is no time that I will ever be a rubber stamp. Yes, I believe in President Buhari as a person and I believe in my party, the APC, but I believe that our problems as Nigerians are Nigerian problems.

“They are neither APC nor PDP problems, they are Nigerian problems, that require Nigerian solution. So, we have to work together.

“We will be there for the executive arm of government all the time in moving this country forward. We are going to challenge the executive in a manner that is decent but decisive.

“As a Minister, you have to do your ministerial job well. We will make government appointees to do what is required of them. We have to deal with the issues confronting us. It is not going to be easy, but we have to build a relationship that have mutual respect, collaboration and partnership. It is achievable,” he said.

According to him, “We are not here for self-serving. We came here with a lot of experiences to impact positively in our country. We are here and we will remain focus to make this government work.”

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