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Buhari More Democratic Than Past Presidents – Rep

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, NECA
Posted: Jun 11, 2016 at 4:33 am   /   by   /   comments (3)


ABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended
for making remarkable improvements in democratic governance than his predecessors despite his antecedents as a military dictator.

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Rules and Business, Hon. Emmanuel Oker Jev gave the commendation on Friday while speaking at a press conference to commemorate the one year anniversary of the 8th House in Abuja.

The lawmaker said unlike in the immediate past administration where heads of MDAs ignored National Assembly resolutions by rushing to obtain court orders or by Presidential backing, there has been an improvement with the compliance to resolutions passed by the House.

“If you recall there was a time in this country, I’m talking about compliance with resolutions of the House, there was a time in this country that parliament will pass a resolution dictatorial towards the legislature. for a member of the executive arm of government to come they will resist and get the protection of the Presidency or they would go to court and get a restraining order.

“I think there is an improvement, if you consider that President Buhari was a military Head of State and during his campaign, a lot of people made a case that he would continue acting like a dictator.

“He has come and he is showing remarkable difference from his antecedents as a military dictator, unfortunately it is those who we expected to know INSIDE “We have the Attorney General of the Federation who advised against implementation of the resolution of the National Assembly, when the House took a resolution that Kogi Assembly should be closed as a result of the crisis there. “The Inspector General complied, unfortunately an advice came after and it was opened up. We need people to know that this is a democracy, it must be respected but I think things could get better”, he said.

Comments (3)

  • Jun 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm besiru Yahaya

    think 4 ur effort 2 say d truth.

  • Jun 11, 2016 at 11:51 am Agbove

    Am not surprise at this comments, should I say comment made to win favour… ” Ooh yeah” that will be my opinion right? … Emmanuel Oker, I respect your opinion, yes opinion that’s what I call it am not fully sure you are fully schooled in Democracy because if you do, I will remind you that as a lawyer maker there many issues you should ensure your comment or should I say”opinion ” need to address… as a patriot Nigerian and a nationalist which I am, I will tell ask u what has this comment or opinion adding to nationalism… Do we even have such ideology any more after a great paragon Harbert Macaulay left it for us… Emmanuel Oker what is the Nigerian dream? does Nigeria ever have a dream? as a law maker, am sure you know that there are many government agencies Nigerians don’t even know about eg satalight agency with about $30.0000000 given to them as part of ” our so call budget” these agency among others go on recruiting and employing very few selected and connected Nigerians… Emmanuel is Nigeria and her riches for only few? is that democracy? I can go on and on. I Wont bore anyone with the definition of democracy but anyone that fully have a copius understanding of it will agree with me that you can’t separate democracy from the interest of the people, not selected ones only… that is what has been happening in this country since after Independence… house of rep has failed us over the yrs yes they have… finally Emmanuel Oker , do you show more loyalty to Nigeria or party, individual, ethnicity, religion?… so keep your opinion to yourself… if not that most Nigerians becomes influenced during election, if not that many Nigerians forget history so fast .. many of our politicians would be out of job.. cos that’s how they see politics ( democracy) sow more loyalty to Nigeria than ethnicity, party , individual, etc God bless Nigeria

  • Jun 11, 2016 at 9:47 am Fred Adeola

    You are just saying this today and it is because of this democratic antecedent that has caused the house of reps to be so irresponsible to the point of announcing to Nigerians that they will go to Asia and inspect tomato paste producing plants. I have never heard such act of irresponsibility from any legislature on earth.

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