NASS took Buhari for granted – Oko­rocha

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS -

The Gov­er­nor of Imo State, Rochas Oko­rocha, has said de­vel­op­ments in the Na­tional As­sem­bly is an in­di­ca­tion that the Nige­rian leg­is­la­ture took the hu­mil­ity and mag­na­nim­ity of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari for granted.

Gov. Oko­rocha, who spoke at an in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion with news­men in Ow­erri, said no pres­i­dent would nat­u­rally work with the per­son he did not trust.

The gov­er­nor also told Ndigbo han­ker­ing for a pres­i­dency of east­ern ex­trac­tion that they needed to co­op­er­ate with other Nige­ri­ans to pro­duce a pres­i­dent, say­ing that they could not do alone.

He said, “We have never had it this bad in the face-off be­tween the ex­ec­u­tive and the leg­is­la­ture. It is un­for­tu­nate. Peo­ple took the hu­mil­ity and sin­cer­ity of pur­pose of Pres­i­dent Buhari for granted. Usu­ally, no pres­i­dent or gov­er­nor would sit down and watch a speaker that he has not sup­ported to emerge.

“But this is the first time in the it his­tory of Nige­rian politics with re­gard to the Na­tional As­sem­bly that the pres­i­dent said, “Who­ever you like, you can make your leader, I don’t care.” That’s the con­se­quence of such ac­tion, which is hu­mil­ity taken too far. In democ­racy even in Amer­ica, a pres­i­dent must di­rectly or in­di­rectly have a say or try to lobby for who can part­ner with him from the leg­isla­tive arm of gov­ern­ment.”

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