Senate President Ahmed Lawan has stated that he failed to emerge as the leader of the National Assembly in 2015 because it was not God’s time.
Recall that Lawan was backed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to become the nation’s number three citizen in 2015 but Senator Bukola Saraki went against the directive of his party and emerged the Senate President.
Speaking with reporters during his 62nd birthday anniversary in Abuja on Tuesday, Lawan said he worked with Saraki for the good of Nigerians despite not getting the position.
He said: “In 2015, you will recall when I wanted to be senate president, and God in his wisdom decided, No. You are not going to be. Someone else will be. Then of course senator Saraki became the president of the senate,” Lawan said.
“We believe in God. We worked together in the senate for the benefit of our people and when in 2019, God said it is time, guess what? 109 senators have the same mindset, the same attitudinal disposition to making Nigeria better, to working with the executive arm of government for the betterment of our country.”
“This is an opportunity for me to commend very distinguished senators for being very patriotic all through to ensure that the last one and half years of our activities in the senate, the senate has introduced so much good things into the system,” he added.