The members of the 9th National Assembly under the leadership of Sen. Ahmed Lawan have been tasked never to emulate the 8th Assembly but to “quickly evolve means of cushioning the suffering and plights of Nigerians now,”
PDP Chieftain in Plateau State, Chief Alexander Mwolwus gave the charge during a chat with newsmen in Jos where he said, “they (lawmakers) can’t claim they don’t know the precarious situation the people are presently in.”
“Nigerians are really suffering due to the unfriendly economic condition the nation has found itself, which calls for pragmatic actions from both the executive and the legislative councils.
“Leadership is all about caring for the followers and not subjecting them to untold hardships and stress that make life unbearable. They (lawmakers) must check the feelings of the people in all the 36 states for decisive actions
“I am challenging the 9th Assembly to quickly find a way of cushioning the sufferings and plights of Nigerians, many of whom are committing unnecessary suicide,” he said.
Mwolwus, a former Chief of Staff to the jailed former Plateau Governor, Sen. Joshua Dariye, said “lawmakers should endeavor to make laws that will positively transform the lives of citizens and nothing less.”
He argued that the outgone 8th Assembly did a lot by passing so many bills, “yet the plight of the masses still persists
The leadership he said, should have vision and be very focused, in accordance with the aims to unlock the pathway to principles.
“While l congratulate Sen. Ahmed Lawan for his emergence as the Senate President and the number three leader of this great nation Nigeria, l expect him to prove himself as a true democrat and leader.
“Lawan and Gbajebiamila must free themselves from any form of undue partisanship and carry the legislative arm to a deserving and expected height and glory whereby the masses will smile, “ he stated.