Why devolution of powers’ bill will resurface — Sen. Ohuabunwa
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP, Abia North), has provided insight into possible reasons the constitution review proposal on devolving more powers to states failed in the National Assembly.
Ohuabunwa, who spoke at his constituency office, in Umuahia, said voting pattern was a reflection of the wishes of the constituents of the lawmakers, saying those who supported the proposal might have failed in doing enough to canvass votes.
“Many senators voted against devolution; if you wonder why, then the answer is probably most of those that voted against it did so is in the interest of people they represent. Many voted because they
The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Umar Ahmed Imam, has adjourned the assembly’s plenary indefinitely in response to Tuesday’s invasion of the chambers by suspected thugs. This was contained in a press release issued by the Clerk of the House, Mr Tseja A. Sheidu, on behalf of the speaker. T h e statement reads: “The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Umar did not quite understand what restructuring means, because so many things were put together and I think going forward, what we intend to do by the time we resume, is to engage some of our colleagues, if possible split them into bills,” he said.
“For us, total restructuring is the answer. We were practicing democracy before the military arrived, what we have today is a military structure. Now that democracy has come up, we need to review the structures to align with democratic tenets.
“Devolution of power does not mean separation or secession; it is in the interest of all Nigerians because it will encourage a healthy competition among the zones which will lead to the development of the country,” he said.