SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, (THEWILL) – Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, during the weekend, led some Senators on a courtesy visit to the Lagos residence of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
According to a statement by Tinubu’s Spokesman, Tunde Rahman, the APC chieftain admonished the Senate to continue to work for Nigeria and come up with legislation that would help in promoting the country’s diversity for prosperity, explaining that Nigeria was not in a panic mode.
“Do not allow excuses turn you to the house-of-do-nothing. I have a lot of respect for you. I can boldly say that the country is not in a panic mode because of the way you have given effect to Executive constitutional requests,” Asiwaju Tinubu said.
“For our country’s diversity to be meaningful, it must work to enhance the potentials across the country.”
The APC stalwart, who said the visit was a great honour to him, used the medium to commend the legislators for the efforts made by the two chambers of the National Assembly to rub minds on ways to properly amend the country’s 1999 constitution.
He urged them to take another look at some of the items in the Exclusive Federal List which he described as too loaded. He said this would pave the way for the practice of true federalism in the country.
Speaking earlier, Ekweremadu, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, said the visit was to honour Asiwaju Tinubu as a prominent leader and a former Senator.
He described Tinubu as a man of great expertise in the art of governance and law-making, saying the lawmakers would always be ready to learn from his wealth of knowledge.
Sources in the Senate dismissed reports that the visit was strictly by members of the PDP caucus in the Senate but by lawmakers, who are members of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review.
The Committee was in Lagos as part of its activities on the review of the Constitution and opted to pay a solidarity visit to Tinubu after its meeting.