Sen. President Ahmed Lawan has been rumored to be eyeing President Muhammadu Buhari’s seat come 2023. The APC presidential pendulum is expected, by some calculation, to swing northeast, too.
So he was as free as any ambitious politician when he urged Nigerians to throw all the senators out of the chamber by 2023—because of their 109 ugly faces.
“Since you think the Nigerian Senate is earning so much yet nothing is there to show for it except our pudding faces, you’re likely very correct. But anarchy is looming,” the No 3 citizen told Nigerians in Abuja while declaring opening a training programme for NASS workers on Friday.
To head off such breakdown of law and order, Lawan believes Nigerians should rather choose voting out the senators—especially since he’s no longer interested in coming back.
Nigerians have been complaining about the millions of naira the upper chamber guzzles as salaries, dressing and make-up allowances, and constituency projects funds.
But Lawan again said those coveting the position are dumbasses as far as math goes.
“How big is one percent of Nigeria’s N12.5 trillion annual budget meant for just over 400 of us?” Lawan asked.
“Remember my colleagues like Sam Egwu, Jonah Jang, Ibikunle Amosun and many benchwarmers are ex-governors who formerly earned billions annually as security votes only, for eight years.”