Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has reiterated the commitment of the 8th Senate to the success of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in its efforts to change the situation of things in Nigeria for higher standard of living for all.
Saraki spoke in Abuja when the State Chairmen of APC visited him.
The Senate President said the Senate would not disappoint Nigerians neither would the APC senators abandon the party on whose platform they made promises of development, security and improved standard of living to the people.
Saraki said: “Finally I want to use this opportunity to assure you of our cooperation with the Executive arm led by our President, President Muhammadu Buhari, with the party and its members across the country.
“I want to reassure you that all of us, APC Senators, we are committed to ensuring that APC is successful so that we can continue to win elections for many years after because of the foundation we are laying.”
He commended the party chairmen and Nigerians for their efforts and sacrifices that led to the victory of APC in the last general elections.
He said: “It is now our responsibility to pay back so that you can sit back and say that our efforts were not in vain and that those we elected made this party proud and made this country great.”
He added: “I can assure you that we are committed to do that because you have all suffered to get us to this point and we must show the difference, the positive difference between APC government led by President Muhammadu Buhari and others before it. We have no choice. There is no alternative. President Muhammadu Buhari must succeed and Insha Allah, he will succeed.”
Earlier, Kano State APC Chairman Umar Haruna Doguwa, who is also Chairman of the APC States Chairmen, said the group was in the Senate to congratulate the Senate President and all APC Senators in the Upper Chamber for their victory during the 2015 general elections and the leadership for their selection by their colleagues to the number one legislative institution in the country.
Doguwa urged the Senate President to use his good office to ensure the success of the reconciliation already kick-started by President Buhari, the APC governors and the APC national executive committee.
He urged the Senate President not to fail in fulfilling his promise that the 8th Senate will deploy all legislative powers at its disposal to support the programmes, policies and projects that the Buhari administration may put in place to bring about improvement in the lives of Nigerians.
Some of the other APC State Chairmen that visited the Senate President included those from Rivers, Enugu, Delta, Yobe, Plateau, Bauchi, Anambra, Zamfara, Niger, Nasarawa, Imo and Abia.
Others are Katsina, Kogi, Sokoto, Kebbi, Cross River, Bayelsa, Gombe, FCT, Kwara, Taraba, Adamawa and Akwa Ibom.