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 )