Vote Us Out In 2023 If You’re Tired Of Seeing Our Faces – Senate President tells Nigerians

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, warned that there could be anarchy in the country if the Senate is scrapped as being clamored by Nigerians in some quarters.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan

He proffered an alternative solution which involves voting them out in the next election and challenged Nigerians who are not comfortable with the senators in the upper legislative chambers to vote them out in 2023 if they don’t like their faces.

Lawan made the statement while declaring open, a retreat for top management staff of NASS and the National Assembly Service Commission in Abuja.

According to him, the Senate 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.

The Senate President also faulted the argument of those clamouring for the scrapping of the Senate because of the perceived jumbo pay being earned by the senators.

He added the annual budget of the National Assembly is less than one per cent of the nation’s 2021 budget.