NASS frustrating Buhari –Tinubu
Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos central senatorial district in the National Assembly has said some members of the federal legislature were frustrating the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to her, the president would fight to avoid such members of the present National Assembly that have frustrated his efforts in restoring the country.
She said by now, the President would have understood the implication of saying ‘I belong to everybody and belong to nobody’ during his inauguration.
She believes the President had learnt his lessons working with members of the 8th Assembly which, according to her, is composed of some dangerous Nigerians.
Tinubu spoke in Lagos on Saturday during a media luncheon to unveil her plans for the senatorial district for 2019-2023.
She said this was enough for the President to learn his lessons and to ensure a better National Assembly.
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She said, “I believe the President would have learnt a thing or two because when he came in, he said ‘I belong to everybody and belong to nobody.’ But I know by now that he knows those people that belong to him.
“What I am saying is not to take the President’s comment for granted, but now, I am sure he knows that some Nigerians are very dangerous to his decisions, even moving forward. The President should know those who are his own by now.
“It is a lesson to him and I know that he would fight to ensure that we have a better Senate in the 9th Assembly, not what we have now with a set of people who are frustrating his efforts. I do not think he would want to go through that route again.”
While supporting the second term bid of the President, Sen Tinubu said four years was not enough for any president to complete a task.
“Nigerians should give the APC another chance in 2019; four years is not enough for a President to complete his task, he is not a magician. We did not get to where we are overnight,” she said.
On her third term ambition, she noted that leaders of the senatorial district convinced her to seek a re-election.
“I am doing a third term because the leaders of my district asked me to contest. Beyond that, there is so much more to be done.
“I have shown through our quarterly town hall meetings that power belongs to and rests with the people. This third term is thus a chance to consolidate on previous achievements.
“To ensure that the third term is even more productive, we have set out to focus more on empowering our youths and finding ways to make them self-reliant.
“Through our quarterly town hall meetings, 27 in the series, I have been able to bond more effectively with our constituents,” she added.
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