The president of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan says God didn’t destined him to be Senate president in 2015.
The number three citizen stated that he lost the leadership election to his predecessor, Bukola Saraki because God didn’t affirm it at that time.
The Borno born lawmaker made this known during his 62nd birthday anniversary in Abuja on Tuesday.
Lawan said despite not holding the office, he worked with Bukola Saraki, former senate president, for the good of Nigerians.
In 2015, former senate president, Bukola Saraki with huge backing from lawmakers in the Peoples Democratic Party PDP defeated Ahmed Lawan, who had been supported by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC.
Saraki’s emergence however led to a frosty relationship between the president Muhammadu Buhari led government and the leadership of the National Assembly.
“in 2015, you will recall when I wanted to be senate president, and God in his wisdom decided, No. You are not going to be. Someone else will be. Then of course senator Saraki became the president of the senate,” Lawan said.
“We believe in God. We worked together in the senate for the benefit of our people and when in 2019, God said it is time, guess what? 109 senators have the same mindset, the same attitudinal disposition to making Nigeria better, to working with the executive arm of government for the betterment of our country.”
“This is an opportunity for me to commend very distinguished senators for being very patriotic all through to ensure that the last one and half years of our activities in the senate, the senate has introduced so much good things into the system,” he said.
Lawan had since emerged as senate president after he defeated Ali Ndume in the leadership election of the senate in 2019.