“We will distribute functions across party lines” – Lawan
The newly elected President of Senate, Sen. Lawan, has promised that roles in the Senate will be distributed fairly across party lines.
Sen. Lawan made this disclosure at the event where Sen. Orji Uzo Kalu hosted some federal lawmakers, including Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president, to a dinner at his Abuja residence.
“The Nigerian project is a project of the Nigerian people and not a political party’s project and everybody must ensure that it works,” he said.
“In the 9th senate, we are going to work together and we will distribute functions across party lines.”
Ken Nnamani, a former senate president, who said the presiding officers of the new senate were elected in a transparent manner, described the upper legislative chamber as “an assembly of elders”.
Nnamani, who congratulated Lawan and Omo-Agege, said the nation’s interest, rather than party’s interest, must prevail at all times at the assembly.
“Nigerians are looking forward to a different outcome this time around because of the way you were elected,” he said.
“If President Muhammadu Buhari succeeds, you have succeeded yourselves. Therefore, there is no more excuse,” he said.
Earlier in his welcome remark, Kalu said the occasion was for the celebration of victory.
“No motion is going to be moved here and no motion is going to be seconded here. All we are here for is to eat and drink,” he said.