President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has said his leadership of the Senate is being painted in a bad light by Nigerians for giving needed support to the Executive arm of government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He made the remark on Friday while playing host to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chief Chris Ngige, who led a delegation of his ministry, Employers Association and Labour unions on a condolence visit to the Senate leadership over the death of Senator representing Imo North, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu.
Until his death on Wednesday morning, the deceased was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity.
Responding to Honourable Ngige appreciation of a harmonious relationship between his Ministry and the leadership of the ninth Senate, Senator Lawan said he was not bothered about the indictment of his leadership in certain quarters as he noted that he would continue to relate with the Executive arm of government without subordinating the legislature to the former.
He said:” We see ourselves as partners with you on the side of the Executive. Until we are able to work together, cooperatively and harmoniously, Nigerians will not benefit from this democracy.