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We are not Buhari’s rubber stamp — Senate President Lawan reacts

no amount of distractions or blackmail will stop us from being united in the National Assembly for the benefit of Nigerians who elected us and nothing will discourage us from working with the executive arm of government for the betterment of our country.

Friday, January 24, 2020

/ by Bobby Adams
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan 
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has dismissed reports that the ninth National Assembly under his leadership is a rubber - stamp legislature.

Lawan in a statement on Friday through his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, said no amount of blackmail will discourage the present Assembly from working with the executive arm of government for the good of Nigerians.



"The ninth National Assembly is a National Assembly that is focused, united (and) determined to make a positive difference in the lives of Nigerians.

"We are so terribly misunderstood when we say that we are going to work with the executive arm of government in a very harmonious and productive manner (but) some people, out of misunderstanding or mischief say we are a rubber -stamp National Assembly.




"But let me say this; no amount of distractions or blackmail will stop us from being united in the National Assembly for the benefit of Nigerians who elected us and nothing will discourage us from working with the executive arm of government for the betterment of our country."

Lawan was also quoted as saying the NASS would insist things are done right when necessary.

"As a legislature, we know where our limits lie in terms of cooperation and in working with the executive arm of government. Where we feel that there is a breach of procedures and processes by the executive arm of government, we will insist that the right things are done.


"So being peaceful and cordial with the executive arm of government does not mean we are rubber stamp, "adding that the ninth NASS had passed "important and critical legislations within the last six months and if that is what we can achieve with that kind of understanding, so be it".




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