Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Threat by National Assembly to invoke constitutional power against Buhari is a “gangster behaviour’’ – Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum say
Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum has described the threat by the National Assembly to invoke its constitutional power against President Buhari’s government as a “gangster behaviour’’.
The South West socio-cultural group reacted following the threat by the lawmakers against the executive on Tuesday afternoon. The forum said that the continuing interference of the National Assembly in the investigation of its indicted members could truncate the country’s democracy if not checked.
The forum said the interference in such investigation was more like “a gangsters’ behaviour” by people who swore on oath to protect the country and its citizens.
Akin Malaolu, Secretry-General of the forum, said in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja that the National Assembly was on a mission to truncate the country’s democracy due to lawful investigations carried out by government agents against some of its members. He added that the National Assembly should remember that government was the creation of the people including the Senate and the House of representatives.
He maintained that the role of government was to disallow impunity and absolute liberty to commit heinous crimes, some of which he said were noticeable amongst leaders of today. He added that the threat to impeach President Buhari for performing his duties was uncalled for. The members of the National Assembly came out of a closed door joint session to unveil a 12-point demand bothering on insecurity, war against corruption and respect for lawmakers.