Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has revealed that he is no yes man for Buhari and the executive.
He said reports suggesting that are “sentimental and laughable.”
He bared his mind in a recent statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, addressing a group, Women Parliamentarians, led by Senator Joy Emordi in Abuja.
Lawan disclosed that his belief in President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision and that of APC should not be seen as him meaning he is his yes-man.
His words, “During my campaign, I was called a potential rubber-stamp Senate President for the executive, may be because I am close to the President, or because I believe in his cause.
“There is no time that I will ever be a rubber-stamp. Yes, I believe in President Buhari as a person and I believe in my party, but I believe that our problems as Nigerians are Nigerian problems.
“They are neither APC nor Peoples Democratic Party’s problems; they are Nigerian problems that require a Nigerian solution. So, we have to work together.
“We will be there for the executive arm of government all the time to move this country forward.
“We are going to challenge the executive in a manner that is decent but decisive.
“As a minister, you have to do your ministerial job well. We will make government appointees to do what is required of them.
“We have to deal with the issues confronting us. It is not going to be easy, but we have to build a relationship that has mutual respect, collaboration and partnership. It is achievable.”
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