Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos Central) has said President Muhammadu Buhari will work to make the Nigerian Senate better in 2019.
Speaking during a media luncheon, the lawmaker said it was important for Buhari to do so in order to forestall a repeat of the present situation in which she said the upper chamber of the National Assembly was populated by some people who are frustrating the president’s effort.
Speaking on the strained relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government, she said some members of the 8th Assembly were bent on frustrating Buhari’s programmes.
She said she was sure that Buhari would not want a repeat of what he witnessed with members of the present National Assembly.
Tinubu said: “I believe the President would have learnt a thing or two because when he came in, he said ‘I belong to everybody and belong to nobody.’ But I know by now that he knows those people that belong to him.
“What I am saying is not to take the President’s comment for granted, but now, I am sure he knows that some Nigerians are very dangerous to his decisions, even moving forward. The President should know those who are his own by now.
“It is a lesson to him and I know that he would fight to ensure that we have a better Senate in the 9th Assembly, not what we have now with a set of people who are frustrating his efforts. I do not think he would want to go through that route again.”