Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the National Assembly will no longer tolerate disrespect from any of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointees.
He was addressing State House reporters on Monday after Buhari inaugurated the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led Executive/Legislative/Party Consultative Committee.
Lawan was reacting to presidential aides knocking heads with the legislature on behalf of the executive.https://a09128145dbfb2557c53013e0105f75d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
He said: “I believe that should be the end of it. We believe that we should work together. Mr President made it very clear that he’s not going to tolerate any of his appointees doing things not respectable, things that have no dignity to the National Assembly. For us in the National Assembly, I think what has happened has happen.”
Lawan said the committee was set up to improve the quality of governance and service delivery to Nigerians.
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He said it was incumbent upon APC leaders at all levels and as a party to ensure they met expectations and aspirations of Nigerians by fulfilling the promise made to them during the electioneering campaigns.
He said the legislature would always perform its oversight function and check possible excesses of the executive.
“But we also believe that separation of powers also means there should be cooperation, consultation, coordination and partnership for the benefits of the people of this country. This is not in any way to compromise the different functions we’re tasked and scheduled to discharge,” he added.