Ahmad Lawan, Senate President has asked Nigerians to vote out the members of the 9th National Assembly, including himself in the 2023 elections if they are not satisfied with their performance in office.
He made this declaration on Friday, 20 November, as he announced a retreat organised for top management staff of the National Assembly in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lawan stated that it would better if Nigerians voted out the current set of Federal lawmakers and replace them with better representatives in the next general elections.
He believes this is a better way to deal with the agitations to close down the National Assembly and debates over reported lawmakers’ jumbo salaries and allowances.
The Senate President revealed that the current budgetary allocation of the National Assembly in the 2021 Appropriation Bill, is N125 billion and is less than one per cent of Nigeria’s total budget of N13 trillion.
Ahmed Lawan also made it known that the National Assembly was working to ensure the 2021 Budget be passed by the second week of December 2020.
The lawmaker assured the public that the 9th Assembly would conclude work on the proposed constitutional amendment and review of the Electoral Act in 2021.