We won’t allow 2023 presidential campaigns distract us — Senate President

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has said the ninth Senate will not allow itself to be distracted by the politics of 2023 Presidency.

He made the disclosure at the weekend in Abuja the End of Year Get-Together/Award ceremony which was organised by the Senate management for the staff of the Senate.

The president of the Senate, who admitted that governance would suffer neglect in the next two years for the politics of successor of President Muhammadu Buhari and the incumbent governors, said his leadership was conscious of this and it was in a hurry to deliver so that politics would not truncate governance.

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He said: “We came with our own ideas, our own agenda as distinguished senators of the ninth Senate.

“We passed our agenda. What we intend to do as senators to enhance good governance in Nigeria is to make Nigeria better for the citizens. And of course, the way we want to go is different from the way of the past because perhaps the goals and targets are different.

“And we are also in a hurry. We know the need for us to act fast. Time is of essence. In the next two years or so, the Nigerian political landscape will be dotted by people campaigning for the presidency, for governorship and the rest of it. And that will in a way cause some disruption or slow down in governance.

“So between now and the next two years, we have told ourselves that we have to work hard to ensure that, as a legislature, we are able to perform our roles creditably to enable government function very well for Nigerians. And that is what we have been trying to do.”

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