Senate President Ahmad Lawan has attributed the failure of the All Progressives Congress authorities below President Muhammadu Buhari to the ability wrestle between the chief and the National Assembly throughout Bukola Saraki’s tenure.
Saraki served because the thirteenth President of the Senate of Nigeria throughout President Buhari’s first time period from 2015 to 2019.
According to Lawan, who succeeded Saraki, the All Progressives Congress authorities couldn’t fulfil its electoral guarantees to the citizens throughout its first time period as a result of the 2 our bodies didn’t have a cordial relationship.
Lawan stated this on the First Progressives Youth Conference 2021, on Monday evening in Abuja, PeoplesGazette stories.
He stated, “When we were voted in 2019 as leaders of the National Assembly, we were conscious of one thing, that the mandate that was given to us by Nigerians in 2015 had suffered disruption and dislocation.
“For 4 years (2015 to 2019), our authorities couldn’t carry out optimally due to the then disaster between the parliament – the National Assembly – and the Executive arm of presidency.
“So, A.P.C. had already lost four very important years. And, that was supposed to be the year that we should have convinced Nigerians that they took the right decision by voting out a PDP administration in 2015.”
The Saraki-led National Assembly endured a torrid relationship with the chief, because it sought to claim its authority because the second tier of presidency.
The Senate in 2018 rejected Buhari’s request for $1billion for the acquisition of arms. It additionally refused to substantiate former head of anti-graft company Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman.
The higher legislative chamber additionally had brushes with some heads of presidency businesses and cupboard members akin to Customs boss Hamid Ali, former finance minister Kemi Adeosun. It sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.