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CNPP scribe warns against festering executive, legislators feud


Willy Ezugwu

Capable Of Derailing Democracy

The Secretary General of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) and chieftain of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Willy Ezugwu, has warned against political anarchy, following the continued confrontation between the executive and the legislative arms of the federal government, saying this is capable of derailing Nigeria’s democracy, if allowed to fester. 

Ezugwu said in a statement yesterday that “the current bickering over the delayed passage of the 2018 budget and the cat and mouse game between the two arms of government over the supplementary appropriation bill by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a mere symptom of a catastrophic consequences of the ongoing altercation between them.”

He pointed out that “the unending dispute is egoistic, unnecessary and unhealthy for democracy in any society, resulting in the ongoing defections with the people’s mandate given to respective political parties they used to clinch power and the continuation of the era of political prostitution by serving elected office holders. 

“The Nigerian people are the greatest losers in this selfish political gangsterism. And I urge every lover of democracy in the world to speak up now in defence of the Nigerian democracy, because a stitch in time saves nine.”He added: “As a Nigerian, I have watched with dismay as our hitherto exulted leaders are sacrificing our hard earned democracy on the alters of ego, nepotism and greed for power at the expense of the suffering masses who elected them with hope of a better wellbeing. 

“The current state of affairs in Nigeria is frightening and if the executive and the legislature at the centre cannot work together and the status quo maintained, I am afraid that the imminent anarchy could be the worst threat to democracy ever in Nigeria. “It is about time we played politics as sports men and women if only our reason for seeking elective political office is to serve the Nigerian people and not to decimate democratic principles.”

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