Senate Presidency: Eschew religious, tribal sentiments, Yari writes Senators-elect

Former governor of Zamfara state and one of the contenders for the office of Senate President, Abdulaziz Yari, has written a congratulatory message to all the Senators-elect, asking them to eschew religious, tribal sentiments in the choice of the next Senate President.

In a message he personally signed, Saturday in Abuja, Yari said the lawmakers need a Senate President that is compassionate, honest, fair-minded and result driven for them to attract developmental projects to their constituencies.

“I, however, charge you to use the opportunity of your election to partner Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect in achieving the economy agenda of the country in ensuring human capital and infrastructural development of the country.

“You should strive to ensure a smooth relationship between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary because together in unity of purpose, we can make the country a better place for all and make it march the achievements of advance nations.

“While in the Senate, you should always be reminded that you are indebted to your constituencies and should work towards attracting development projects to your people.

“This, in the first instance, is the reason you are elected to serve, and this is why you need a Senate President that is compassionate, honest, fair-minded and result driven.

“This is the time to eschew religious, tribal, nepotic tendencies and ethnic sentiments in the choice of the President of the Senate which is first among equals.

“As I continue to consult on my aspiration to serve you as your President of the Senate, please accept the assurances of my highest esteem.”

While congratulating them on their elections, Yari said: “The division among Nigerians resulting from religious, tribal and ethnic sentiments is a narrative we must all work together to change for the country to move forward.

“You must all think up ways to work towards building a better and united country to make it safe for all.

“The voyage you are embarking on is a journey for the unification of Nigeria.This is an opportunity to rebuild this country in the interest of all.”