President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration failed to deliver their electoral promises in their first tenure.
Lawan stated that Buhari and APC failed due to the face-off between the Executive and Bukola Saraki-led National Assembly.
He explained that the face-off stalled Buhari and the APC from delivering most of their electoral promises to Nigerians.
The Senate President disclosed this at the First Progressives Youth Conference 2021, on Monday night in Abuja.
“For four years [2015 to 2019], our government could not perform optimally because of the then crisis between the parliament – the national assembly – and the executive arm of government,” he said.
“So, APC had already lost four very important years. And, that was supposed to be the year that we should have convinced Nigerians that they took the right decision by voting out a PDP administration in 2015.
“What are our options? We are one party in different arms of government. Our policies are supposed to be the same. Our programmes and projects are supposed to be the same, whether you’re in the legislature or the executive.
“So long as you are APC, that is your programme and project, that is your government and you are bound to make it succeed.”
Lawan, however, pointed out that the national assembly under him has taken a “conscious” decision of working in harmony with the executive.
“Otherwise, in 2023, many would like to see our backs if you can’t provide the services expected of you in your first four years,” he said.