2023 Elections: 'Vote Us Out If You Are Tired Of Our Faces' - Senate President Tells Nigerians
Ahead of 2023 general and presidential elections, Senator Ahmad Lawan has asked Nigerians not to vote for them if they have failed the people.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday gave Nigerians one condition to vote out members of the current National Assembly, NASS.
Lawan in a speech asked Nigerians to vote out members of the NASS if they do not like the current crop of lawmakers.
The Senate President spoke at a retreat for top management of the National Assembly Service Commission and National Assembly in Abuja, according to Vanguard.
According to him, those who are not comfortable with the Senators in the present 9th Senate should not hesitate to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces, adding that it will be better for Nigerians to vote out the current crop of Federal lawmakers, replace them with new and better representatives instead of engaging in endless agitations to close down the National Assembly and debates over alleged “Jumbo” salaries and allowances enjoyed by lawmakers.
He stated: ”Vote us out if you ‘don’t like us.
“Instead of trying to see how N128 billion will be utilized by the National Assembly, what will be the outputs and how useful they are to the Nigerian public, Nigerians only argue that the budget should be cut, it is too much.
“If you don’t like the set of members of the ninth National Assembly, change all of us in 2023. Get better people but help support the system to function.''
The President of the Senate who disclosed that the National Assembly is working diligently to ensure the passage of the 2021 Budget by the second week of December, said that the 9th Assembly will conclude work on its proposed constitutional amendment and review of the Electoral Act, 2010 in 2021.
Lawan also promised that the 9th Assembly will break the spell around the highly contentious Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and make sure it is passed in the 2nd Quarter of 2021.