I Will Protect Independence of the Legislature, Says Lawan

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Ahmad Lawan

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The Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, yesterday pressed ahead with his bid for the headship of the ninth National Assembly, promising to protect legislative independence without compromising constructive co-operation with the executive arm of government.

Speaking during an interaction with members of the All Progressives Congress Youth Forum, who came to declare their support for his aspiration, in Abuja, Lawan said he would, as Senate president, ensure that the legislative arm of government play its oversight role effectively, but insisted that the role would be used to create an harmonious atmosphere for the good governance of the nation.

Lawan in the company with his fellow senators-elect, including Dayo Adeyeye, Jubril Barau and Ovie Omo-Agege,…



Source: Thisday Newspaper