Southern, Middle Belt Forum Leaders reveals executive disdain for National Assembly

Southern, Middle Belt Forum Leaders reveals executive disdain for National Assembly

The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has suggested that too much powers in the hands of the executive is the reason for the disregard of the legislative arm of government by some public officials.

The Nigeria political system which saddles exorbitant powers in the hands of the executive could be blamed for the situation, he added.

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Mr Nwodo spoke on behalf of a delegation of leaders of the South and Middlebelt who visited the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday.

Sanni Onogu, Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President provided details of the meeting.

Mr Nwodo said the recent invasion of the Senate by thugs that forcefully snatched the mace and the refusal of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to honour the summons of the Senate were clear examples of the Executive’s disregard for the National Assembly.

He said the visit was vital as the National Assembly is the ‘conscience of the people.’

“We have come to you at a very difficult time in the history of our country,” Mr Nwodo said. “We are visiting the National Assembly because of its unique position in our constitution. The democratic system we run in our country rests on the three organs of government.

“For these three arms, the other two function in accordance with laws made by this arm. This arm characterises democracy because in a military government you will have both the judiciary and the executive.

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Southern, Middle Belt Forum Leaders reveals executive disdain for National Assembly

Southern, Middle Belt Forum Leaders reveals executive disdain for National Assembly

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