The newly appointed Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, yesterday, disclosed that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Senators and other opposition parties as well as lawmakers on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are unanimous in their support for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Lawan disclosed when he met with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to brief him on the progress made so far by the Upper Chamber in the consideration of the 2017 Appropriation bill by the National Assembly.
Asked why he as at the Villa, the lawmaker said “I’m here to meet the Acting President to brief him on what the Senate is doing on the Appropriation Bill 2017. You know we have suspended plenary for three weeks. The idea is to have ample time to focus on the appropriation bill. The committees will start to work from this week meeting the MDAs on the budget defence that they need to do.
“Secondly, you know that the Acting President is an APC Acting President of this our administration. As a new Senate Leader, it is also important that I come here to this office to tell the Acting President and our administration that the APC caucus in the Senate is now a united caucus.
“We are ready as a caucus to support our administration; we are also ready as a Senate, that is both the APC and the minority parties, to work for the betterment of Nigerians. Our colleagues in the opposition have always been supportive and being there for the Senate to function.
“So, on the whole the development is to ensure that this government delivers in its campaign promises to Nigerians by the executive and the legislature working hand in glove and in a synergistic manner in that our campaign promises become real and available to all Nigerians for the betterment of the country.”