2023: ‘Vote us out if you’re tired of our faces’ – Lawan tells Nigerians

Ahead of 2023 General Election, Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has asked Nigerians not to vote for them if they have failed the people and they are tired of seeing their faces. Lawan, has warned that there could be anarchy if the Senate is scrapped as being clamoured by some Nigerians because of the perceived jumbo pay being earned by the Senators.  Rather, he challenged those who are not comfortable with the senators in the current 9th Senate to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces. Lawan also told Nigerians that the annual budget of the National Assembly is less than one percent of the nation’s 2021 budget.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, during a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission in Abuja, Lawan warned that there could be anarchy if the Senate is scrapped as being clamoured by some Nigerians He, however described the Senate as a leveller, which ensured that all parts of the country are equally represented, unlike the House of Representatives where States with higher populations produce the highest number of lawmakers.  Meanwhile, Sen. Lawan, along with Sen. Mohammed Musa, has given an on-line publication, Sahara Reporters, a seven-day ultimatum to retract an alleged libellous publication. Counsel to the Senate President, Ahmed Raji, (SAN), said that the publication was in respect of an alleged false and misleading information on the reappointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The senior lawyer said that Sahara Reporters alleged that a group led by Sen Lawan collected N2bn from the INEC Chairman and another N1 bn through another group and that the payment of the mony was allegedly aided by Sen. Musa.
The duo described the publication as false and misleading.
Raji added that he had written a letter to the media firm on behalf of his client asking it to retract the report within seven days and tender an unreserved apology.

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