I’ll be fair to all, says Senate President, Lawan

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The newly elected President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that he would be fair to his colleagues irrespective of political, ethnic or religious affiliations.

He said this while delivering his remarks at the end of the inauguration of the ninth Senate, where he emerged Senate President.

Lawan said the Senate under his leadership would do justice to all.

He added that “Elections are over. It shows that we voted for a united Senate and it is clear that the outcome is bipartisan.

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“All parties including the Peoples Democratic Party and Young Progressives Party voted for me and with this outcome, the 9th Senate is ready to take off as a united Senate.

“Today means so many things. It is the commencement of another decade of our democracy and we will work to ensure best global parliamentary practice among other things,” he said.

Lawan, who polled 79 votes to defeat his only contender, Senator Ali Ndume, who polled 28 votes, promised to ensure a secure and a prosperous future for all Nigerians.

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He promised to run a Senate that would be responsive to the needs of the masses.

(NAN)

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