What will happen if Buhari dumps APC – Lawan

Ahmed Lawan

Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be in trouble if President Muhammadu Buhari leaves the party.

Lawan also dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the Senate will become a rubber-stamp body to Buhari, if he emerges the President of the Ninth National Assembly.

The lawmaker stated this while speaking on Tuesday in Abuja, when he hosted the leadership of the All Progressives Congress Youth Forum.

Lawan, who is a front runner in the race for the presidency of the Ninth Senate, observed the adversarial relationship between the Eighth Senate and the executive arm denied Nigerians of the needed development and progress.

Lawan said: “My campaign is based on a slogan of leading a Senate and National Assembly that will work for Nigeria.

“We are not going for the Senate presidency because of name but to make serious and positive difference in the governance of the country.

“We will work with Mr. President and his administration to fulfill all his campaign promises that he promised Nigerians in 2015 and 2019, which are the same.

“2023 will be a testy period for the APC. That is when the party will know whether it is solid enough or not.

“Today, APC is largely revolving around President Buhari. Take away the President and the present APC will be in trouble”.