The Senator-elect for Kwara Central, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, has pledged to surpass the achievements recorded by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Oloriegbe defeated Saraki in the just-concluded National Assembly election.
The APC senator-elect made this declaration during a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday. It happened after collecting his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He said, “Despite attaining the position of Senate President in his sojourn in the Senate, Saraki has not set any standard of performance for any successor to study or build on.
“The responsive representation I will put up for Kwara Central people within the next four years, coupled with the required legislative engagements to be made on both the floor and at committee levels for good governance in the country, will surpass whatever performance Saraki has rendered in the past.
“Saraki, by his brand of politics and inordinate political ambition, focuses more on national politics and not responsive and quality representation for Kwara Central people who are his constituents.
“It is God that gives and takes power from whosoever he wishes. I thank the Almighty Allah for granting me the grace of being overwhelmingly elected as Senator for Kwara Central in the coming ninth Senate.
Oloriegbe also pledged to improve the lots of his constituents and collaborate effectively with eight other federal lawmakers from the state to support the governor-elect, Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq.