I’ll Be Fair To All, Says Senate President, Lawan

The newly elected President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , has said that he would be fair to his colleagues irrespective of political , ethnic or religious affiliations .

He said this while delivering his remarks at the end of the inauguration of the ninth Senate , where he emerged Senate President .
Lawan said the Senate under his leadership would do justice to all .

He added that “ Elections are over . It shows that we voted for a united Senate and it is clear that the outcome is bipartisan.

“ All parties including the Peoples Democratic Party and Young Progressives Party voted for me and with this outcome , the 9 th Senate is ready to take off as a united Senate .

“ Today means so many things . It is the commencement of another decade of our democracy and we will work to ensure best global parliamentary practice among other things , ” he said.

Lawan , who polled 79 votes to defeat his only contender , Senator Ali Ndume , who polled 28 votes , promised to ensure a secure and a prosperous future for all Nigerians .

He promised to run a Senate that would be responsive to the needs of the masses .



( NAN )

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