10th NASS: Why I’ll not run for Senate President – Lawan (www.premiumtimesng.com)

10th NASS: Why I’ll not run for Senate President – Lawan


Senate President Ahmad Lawan has debunked speculations that he may join the race for the position in the 10th Senate.

He said he was not interested in contesting for the position to succeed himself.

Mr Lawan stated this Thursday while speaking with journalists after a meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting was attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the House of Representatives.

He stated that he never showed interest in joining the race because he does not wish to become the next senate president.

He said after 24 years in the National Assembly, he has the responsibility to help newly elected lawmakers.

Mr Lawan was first elected into the House of Representatives in 1999 before he moved to the Senate.The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

I dont really wish to be one.

He added that I have never indicated interest to run.

On the election of the leadership of the 10th National Assembly, he said there is a need to carry everyone along.

He said there are some issues that must be addressed, adding that the election of the leadership must be based on national interest and the interest of the National Assembly.

What will inform the emergence will be the national interest, interest of the National Assembly.


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