The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party will soon take full control of the leadership of the Senate, following the recent removal of Ali Ndume and appointment of Senator Ahmed Lawal as the Senate Leader.
Oyegun stated this yesterday when the Senate Caucus and the National Working Committee of the party agreed that the inhibition on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to deliver good governance was due to wrong leadership in the Senate.
The party leadership and the APC Senate caucus have, however, agreed on smooth running of government with the change in the Senate leader last week.
Oyegun, gave this charge when the APC Senate caucus led by Senator Ahmed Lawan, visited the party National Secretariat in Abuja.
In his entourage were Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Sola Adeyeye, Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah and Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Francis Alimikhena.
Oyegun also stated that the removal of the former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, was not about wrong doing on his part.
According to him, Ndume’s removal was to strengthen the Senate and strengthen Buhari’s government.
Oyegun and Lawan, who took turn to make their remarks were of the opinion that with the present leadership of the Senate, Nigerians would start to enjoy dividends of democracy.
Addressing the APC Senate caucus and his colleagues, Oyegun said.
“This is the first meeting and the first reason for us to gather this year and it is starting on a very positive note. It is heralding the fact that one issue that has been a thorn in the flesh of the party inhibiting the smooth working of the Senate, has been handled.
“We all regret that it took so long for us to arrive at the position we are today. What is important is that it has finally happened. What is important is that the APC caucus in the Senate is now a one united body. The APC caucus in the Senate will now take full charge, full control and full dominance as the governing party and the majority party in the Senate.