‘Allow NASS choose its leaders’
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been urged to allow the National Assembly elect its leaders without interference.
The Senator – elect representing Osun East Senatorial District, Prince Francis Fadahunsi, made this call in a press statement signed by his media assistant, Sam Segun-Progress and made available to newsmen in Osogbo.
The Senator-elect said the executive must allow the principles of separation of powers take its root and operate in our democratic system, saying any interference in the affairs of the legislative arm by the executives and or political party would negate the course of politics and democratic tenets.
Asking rhetorically, he said, “what is the business of the executive with the election of principal officers of the National Assembly?” Why should the election process of the National Assembly create the tension it is creating within the APC leadership? ”
Fadahunsi said: ” the actions of the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole is like that of a headmaster giving instructions to his pupils.
The senator-elect said the party ought to be discreet with its lobbying, not grandstanding about imposing an anointed candidate on the Senators.
He however noted that the executives should endeavour to deplore their energy and zeal on revamping and regenerating the economic fortunes of the country which requires special attention rather than dissipating energy, time and resources on the issue of principal officers of the National Assembly.
Fadahunsi hinted that once a senator is elected, he/she becomes a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and not APC/PDP Senator.
He therefore urged the executive arm and the APC leadership should for the sake of national interest outgrow various primordial and divisive interest in the legislative arm of Government as it happens in other climes.
He charged the 9th Assembly to strive hard and be committed to the bills that can improve the economy and fight poverty.