10TH NASS: Drama within the offing as micro-zoning faces setback

10TH NASS: Drama within the offing as micro-zoning faces setback

Members of the Parliamentary Advocacy Community (PAN, Nigeria), a stress group with a bias for the independence of the Nationwide and States Homes of Meeting, have condemned a purported endorsement of some Lawmakers-elect as Presiding officers of the Tenth Nationwide Meeting by the governing All Progressive Congress (APC) and the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu….CONTINUE READING

The Community issued the condemnation on the finish of its emergency assembly in Abuja on Sunday, the place members deliberated on the problems at stake throughout the nation, particularly the selection of the Presiding Officers of the tenth Meeting by the incoming administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It thus rejected what it described as political shenanigans, govt recklessness/misadventures and undesirable interference in what’s legally and democratically recognized to be the only real responsibility, accountability, privilege and proper of Lawmakers-Elect of the Nationwide Meeting. It additionally famous with dismay how what should have been a easy, seamless and innocuous parliamentary course of is being allowed to overheat the nation’s political system in a way that’s harking back to the weeks and days resulting in the final basic election.

In a communique signed by Sunny Anderson Osiebe – Nationwide Coordinator, Fred Itua – Nationwide Secretary and Nkem Anyata-Lafia – Nationwide Publicity Secretary, the Community wrote: “We’ve additionally famous the widening and harmful predilection to what seems to be a budding and rising incidence in Govt interference and rascality within the actions of the Nationwide Meeting, which we understand deeply as a false impression of what in political parlance is, normally, termed as “lobbying.”

Whereas we condemn this overbearing try and railroad the rising tenth Nationwide Meeting within the course of a specific mindset, we want to inform Nigerians that the Legislature is without doubt one of the three arms of Authorities, whose independence is assured by our Structure and the ideas of democratic governance.

The actual fact of the above, due to this fact, compels the necessity for Nigerians of all tongues and creeds to rise in unison in condemnation of the aforementioned actions with the intention to nip within the bud the final tendency by members of the Govt and their highly effective particular person brokers of coerciveness to take over the actions of the Legislature within the rising tenth Nationwide Meeting.

The Community, due to this fact, resolved as follows: To sentence the latest purported endorsement of a named particular person Lawmakers-Elect for presiding officers’ positions by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

To tell Nigerians and the world that, in reaching this determination, the Community had since famous and supported the beneficial properties of zoning political places of work at our nationwide degree and, certainly, on the degree of the Nationwide Meeting, as selling equity, political stability, fairness and all outlined virtues that go to deal with our variety and fault traces.

We, due to this fact, surprise why, as a substitute of zoning positions to geographic areas because the phrase “zoning” itself implies, candidatures of sure people haven’t solely been bandied, however are being compelled down the throats of Lawmakers-Elect and the Nationwide Meeting as an unbiased establishment of democracy in opposition to each recognized democratic tenet.

To sentence as undemocratic, self-serving and negatively pre-emptive, the actions of members of the ruling Get together, together with these of the President-Elect, Tinubu, these of the outgoing Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje and their co-travellers on this ignoble path of perdition as a harmful interference within the rights, duties, tasks and actions of Lawmakers-Elect for the rising tenth Nationwide Meeting and to name all law-abiding Nigerians to affix us in condemning these actions which can be able to setting Lawmakers-Elect in opposition to themselves in a way that will infuse unhealthy blood and divide their ranks all by way of the pendency of the tenth Nationwide Meeting.

To name on all Lawmakers-Elect by no means to take heed to a “zoning” directive or method by their events, or anybody for that, which has the capability to pay attention energy in a specific geopolitical zone to the drawback of others, utilizing no matter parameters.

The Community observes that, it’s disheartening to notice that, at this degree of our nationwide evolution, an individual or a bunch of individuals is prescribing a zoning association that may see each the Deputy President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Home of Representatives come from the identical North West that’s exiting the Presidency and is probably going being positioned for the SGF on an account of the humorous narrative that the Zone gave over 2 million votes to the President-Elect in opposition to different concerns!

We name on all Nigerians to be vigilant and proceed to face sentinel in opposition to all inordinate needs and ambitions of some which have the propensity to torpedo all that our nation stands for,” the communique learn….CONTINUE READING

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