Yobe state governor-elect, Alhaji MaiMala Buni, has appealed to members of the upper chamber on the platform of The All Progressives Congress, APC to rally support for Senator Ahmad Lawan towards his emergence as the Senate president of the ninth National Assembly.

Buni said that Sen. Lawan is “capable of giving the desired quality leadership needed for the implementation of the APC’s campaign promises to Nigerians”.

The governor-elected stressed that electing Lawan as Senate president is to avoid the mistake of having another antagonistic leadership in the 9th Senate, even as Lawan’s emergence will speed up development and improve the lives of Nigerians.

“The wisdom behind the party endorsing Lawan for the Senate president was to ensure that the mistake of having another antagonistic leadership in the 9th Senate is avoided in the interest of Nigerians and democracy.

“You can not afford to be the ruling party, yet, having a divided house, as witnessed in the last four years of confrontation and sabotage.

“A situation where bills, including the budget, are unnecessarily delayed to frustrate the administration, must not be allowed to happen again,” he said.

“I am highly optimistic that those nursing ambition for the Senate president’s office would finally accept the party’s decision and support the preferred candidate of the party,” he said.