President of the Senate Dr Ahmad Lawan has said that people calling the 9th senate rubberstamp were simply jealous.
Speaking on Saturday at the valedictory session of the Senate, Dr Lawan said 1,113 bills were presented in chamber. He also reminded his colleagues that four senators died in four years.
On Senator Ike Ekweremadu who is serving time in a UK jail, Lawan urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to liaise with the British authorities and intervene in their colleague’s situation.
He added, “People calling us rubberstamp are jealous of our achievements. We started this journey on 11th June, 2019 with 109 Senators, but over the course of four years, we lost an unprecedented number of 4 members; Sen. Ignatius Longjan (representing Plateau South), Sen. Adebayo Osinowo (representing Lagos East), Sen. Rose Oko (representing Cross River North), Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogwu (representing Imo North).
“Despite their not being here today to celebrate our successes, we most fondly remember them and pray that God will grant them eternal rest. May we please stand and observe a minute’s silence in their memory and honour,” Lawan noted.