Politics Ahmed Lawan: Why I Was Chosen to Replace Ndume as Senate Leader



Nigeria's new Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, has opened up on replacing his predecessor Ali Ndume.

According to him, his choice as a Senate Leader is the decision of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

“That is the position of the leader of the party in the country, the president insisted that party supremacy must be upheld at all times,” Mr. Lawan said.

He added that the office of the senate leader was an assignment to create and sustain good relationship, unify the APC caucus after the incident in the emergence of the senate leadership.

“This is the position of all the senators in the APC caucus.

“My selection is to reconcile our differences, to unite and give this chamber a peaceful chance to support the good and laudable policies of our government.

“It is a position that is supposed to unite the Senate in terms of the multi party nature of the National Assembly for us to work together.”

He said that he would carry all lawmakers along irrespective of party differences to achieve positive results.

“it is going to be a symbiotic relationship,” he said.



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