One of the major aspirants for the seat of Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, is unhappy with the Supreme Court judgment, that invalidated the elections of APC candidates in Zamfara State.
He’s also critical of accusations that federal lawmakers earn outrageous wages and emoluments.
Correspondent Habidah Lawal reports that the Supreme Court on Friday, handed victory in the 2019 general election to the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara State, where it declared that the APC did not hold primary elections.
This is a setback for the All Progressive Congress party.
A leading contestant in the race for senate president, Ahmed Lawan described the judgment as a huge setback to the ruling party, though he said the development would not affect the party’s dominance in the Senate.
He argued that what the lawmakers are receiving are in tandem with the job they do, saying the claims made were not based on facts.
Senator Lawan dismissed the insinuation that he would be a puppet to the executive, saying that he would do his best to ensure a cordial relationship with the executive, but not at the expense of the independence of the Senate.