8th NASS sustained democracy under Buhari — Adamawa reps-elect
Former Deputy Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly and Reps-elect, representing Numan, Lamurde and Demsa Federal Constituency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Laori Bitrus Kwamoti, has said without the resilience of the 8th National Assembly members, Nigerian democracy would have suffered a fatal political recession.
Kwamoti, who spoke to The Guardian in Yola, said the executive arm of government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari planted land mines against the legislature, which he said, were capable of truncating democracy, if the lawmakers were not mature and patriotic.
He was reacting to the President’s statement that the 8th Assembly’s poor performance affected some of his programmes and reminded the President that legislature was not an appendix of the executive, saying “both the green and red chambers of NASS are not clearing and forwarding agencies that what ever he presents must be approved.”
Kwamoti reminded the executive that “democracy depends completely on the legislature and not the executive.”
He blamed the Federal Government’s failure on the executive team, saying: “some ministers and heads of agencies refused to honour legislature’s invitation to explain issues affecting their organisations.”
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