Expressing through Order 43 of Senate Rules on Thursday, Lawan noted that he had been on the opposition in the lower and upper Chambers in the last 16 years, stressing that he had suffered more than any of his colleagues.
“I wish to use this opportunity to thank APC caucus for having me and I want to say that I am of the APC in the Senate, but the leader of all Senators,” he said.
“I have Rested all grievances against this 8th Senate, particularly the Senate President so that together we can move this institution forward,” he added.
He tasked Senators on quality bills that would sail smoothly on the floor of the Senate, adding that he will knock on offices and even going to residences of his colleagues to ensure they do the right things.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki urged the new Senate leader to be committed to his words, while commending the immediate past Leader for his contribution in the last one year.
It will be recalled that the Senate President on Tuesday announced the removal of Ali Ndume and replaced him with Ahmed Lawan.