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'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by yns4real: 6:29am On Sep 14
[i]Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, a former senior legislative aide to two former presidents states why The Presidency and t[b]he leadership of the National Assembly must bury the hatchet and adopt a process of cordial informal consultations
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This type of crisis is nothing new to the senate. I recall that between 1999 and 2003 when I served in the senate that a similar situation existed, where a Senate President emerged without the endorsement or support of the ruling party leadership or Presidency. You will recall that the late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo took over the Senate Presidency after Evans Enwerem was removed against the wishes of the then President, so this Senate President is not the first to so emerge.

The difference between now and then is the disposition of our present President who has been, in my opinion, exhibiting a lot of maturity and patience because having worked for two Presidents as Presidential Legislative Special Adviser, I can authoritatively say that, this Senate President, considering the manner he emerged would not have lasted one year.

Personally, for supporting Okadigbo, I was removed as Senate Deputy Minority Leader. I was given accommodation in Apo Village at the end of the estate close to the thick forest with wild animals as my regular visitors. When I fenced the property, I was indicted for illegally erecting the fence and making senate pay for it without declaring pecuniary interest. All sorts of charges were levelled against me and at some point, I had like three cases in court. I suffered all these because I supported Okadigbo in the Impeachment of Enwerem.

The party is only now, and rightly so, insisting that the Senate President should step down now that he is in another party.

Whenever a Senate President emerges without the endorsement of the Presidency and the party leadership, this type of crisis is bound to occur. But both parties could have handled the situation better. Ordinarily, it is important for the Senate President and the President to be friends or at best be on cordial terms. Both parties have a duty to be cordial and work together for the good of the people. In my days as Special Adviser, we evolved a system of non-stop informal interactive sessions. From the time of policy formulation, we used to engage the legislators and keep them posted and engaged so that by the time the bill is drafted and laid on the table, the legislature is fully involved and the bills get passed fast.

Doing it this way engenders mutual trust and promotes co-operation without affecting the principles of separation of power between the executive and legislature.

We are at a point where both parties of necessity must reconsider their approach. Any leadership that emerges through personal alliances not linked to the party leadership will invariably be high-handed in its approach to administering the legislature, that notwithstanding it behoves such leadership to rise above base sentiments to exhibit maturity.

I pride myself for not being anyone’s apologist but this President has, in my opinion, either been indifferent to the circumstances that led to the emergence of Dr. Bukola Saraki as Senate President or he is an extremely tolerant person. I however choose to believe the latter because he even congratulated Saraki when the Supreme Court vindicated him.

What we are seeing now is that disagreement slows down the pace of government. The passage of bills is delayed and the people suffer unnecessarily. If the executive and legislature can adopt a process where cordial informal consultations are the order of the day, it will become a win-win situation for everyone including the populace. Democracy cannot thrive in an atmosphere of incessant disagreement, cordiality is paramount and must be sought by all means.

To achieve this, mutual respect and cordiality is the key. If the present leadership of the legislature and the executive revive my policy of nonstop informal interactive engagement, the era of purposeful governance and cordial relations will return to governance in Nigeria. I fervently pray that good conscience and love for country will prevail in the current situation between the executive and legislature.

I recall an incident during my days as a serving Senator. Our choice as Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo had taken over the mantle after we removed Evans Enwerem the then President’s favourite. Okadigbo was inundated with impeachment plots and series of intimidations engineered from outside the Senate. On one occasion, his official residence at Apo Villa was invaded by police men and under duress forced the Senate President to write and sign a bogus statement. When the news got to us- Senators who supported Okadigbo, we mobilised to the residence and successfully broke the siege and tore the bogus statement. For this, we were marked for serious retribution. When they finally impeached Okadigbo, I as a supporter, was removed as Deputy Minority Leader and indicted on trumped up charges. When I hear people say Mr. President has been overbearing in this current crisis, I laugh. Compared to what we went through with Okadigbo, this is a tea party. In fact, I think this President should be commended for displaying incredible restraint in the face of legislative provocation.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/09/14/buhari-has-been-very-tolerant-of-saraki/?amp

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by iammo(m): 6:37am On Sep 14
Obasanjo got away with that because as at that time, National assembly was not fully autonomous. buhari had already tried all in his powers to get rid of saraki/dogara but to no avail.

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Juliusmalema: 6:42am On Sep 14
Not now Mrs ita-giwa....


Things has advanced for better....

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by eph12(m): 6:44am On Sep 14
When will all these mad people die?

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Greyworld: 6:55am On Sep 14
eph12:
When will all these mad people die?

Very soon. "He who the gods want to kill, they first of all make mad" Now they re mad next thing na death.

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by oluwafemi113(m): 7:00am On Sep 14
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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by gaby(m): 7:03am On Sep 14
What's this cradle robbing sugar mummy spewing?

Has the hunger for recognition and appointment blinded her to the tribal bigot's shenanigans?

Enjoy my siggy

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by amaniro: 7:07am On Sep 14
What does this old fool sugar mummy has to offer

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Aufbauh(m): 7:16am On Sep 14
All those Ipob comments above ehnn..... very shallow and as usual they hate the truth.

This woman is speaking from experience and the reality of our democratic practice. But naay some indolent yoots want to have a say.

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by spinna: 7:17am On Sep 14
yns4real:
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Whenever a Senate President emerges without the endorsement of the Presidency and the party leadership, this type of crisis is bound to occur.

So what happenned to separation of powers? This demonstration of craze we practice here

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by magoo10(m): 7:52am On Sep 14
Saraki is a hundred times intelligent than the dullard as long democratic setting is concerned.

Buhari will only outwit saraki in a military setting by the barrel of guns ,unfortunately we are in a democracy.

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Dannyset(m): 7:59am On Sep 14
On Saraki emergence as the Senate president, PMB had a good heart that he could work with anybody, but Saraki, knowing the kind of person he is had it all planned out to be a clog in the wheel of this government so he could contest for President. To me, that is smartness at the expense of the Nigerian people which we will never applaud.

He has the right to vye for any position, but we will be waiting for him as we also have the right to elect whoever we so desire.

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by vedaxcool(m): 8:03am On Sep 14
magoo10:
Saraki is a hundred times intelligent than the dullard as long democratic setting is concerned.

Buhari will only outwit saraki in a military setting by the barrel of guns ,unfortunately we are in a democracy.


They can't read and understand yet are quick to talk about intelligence...


I pride myself for not being anyone’s apologist but this President has, in my opinion, either been indifferent to the circumstances that led to the emergence of Dr. Bukola Saraki as Senate President or he is an extremely tolerant person. I however choose to believe the latter because he even congratulated Saraki when the Supreme Court vindicated him.

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Nobody: 8:14am On Sep 14
Yes
Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by BruncleZuma: 8:15am On Sep 14
grin grin grin grin

Madam Bakassi do resign make non-sellouts enter Senate abeg...

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by magoo10(m): 8:15am On Sep 14
vedaxcool:


They can't read and understand yet are quick to talk about intelligence...
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I pride myself for not being anyone’s apologist but this President has, in my opinion, either been indifferent to the circumstances that led to the emergence of Dr. Bukola Saraki as Senate President or he is an extremely tolerant person. I however choose to believe the latter because he even congratulated Saraki when the Supreme Court vindicated him.[/b
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the worst thing you can do yourself is self deceit by glorifying a dumb dullard who has no intellectual capacity.Saraki is too intelligent for buhari and he will continue to congratulate him#fact

The last unintelligent move staged by the dullards saw him loosing daura of DSS and the fact that buhari have not had his way with saraki shows how unpopular the cattle rearer is. Forget all the propaganda your masters feed you with

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by DBossNG(m): 8:15am On Sep 14
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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Jammey6551(m): 8:15am On Sep 14
Lifeless Speech!!!!!!

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by maxiuc(m): 8:16am On Sep 14
Fat Piggy

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by BabaLeftOnline(m): 8:16am On Sep 14
Thanks for sharing this with me
Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Wiseandtrue(f): 8:16am On Sep 14
People like Florence Ita-Giwa are people that makes Buhari feel he have wings when infact he is lifeless!!!

Their ill advices is why the world is against Buhari while they are living off the money they looted Buhari will always be under the fire!!!

This is democracy, Saraki or any other Nigerian for that matter has the right to contest for any election

Tambuwal did it and was praised by Buhari!!!

Your hypocritical self and archaic Buhari should live with that!!!

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by vedaxcool(m): 8:18am On Sep 14
magoo10:
the worst thing you can do yourself is self deceit by glorifying a dumb dullard who has no intellectual capacity.Saraki is too intelligent for buhari #fact

The last unintelligent move staged by the dullards saw him loosing daura of DSS


Still spewing unintelligence at 5 tons per sec

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by excomarow(m): 8:20am On Sep 14
Nice one Madam Ita, but it's so annoying that this ipobs knows the truth.

They know this is white but they tell you its black.

Whatever they do or say...

Buhari till 2023

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by krendo: 8:20am On Sep 14
This type of people are the ones destroying Nigeria

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Esseite: 8:20am On Sep 14
Well the idiotic nepotistic dumbo at asorock would surely crash this country...

If not for IBB who threw him out in 1983, we may have never had a united Nigeria today.

Thanks and no thanks to IBB

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by Authoreety: 8:21am On Sep 14
Nofin can b done
Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by magoo10(m): 8:21am On Sep 14
vedaxcool:
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Still spewing unintelligence at 5 tons per sec
which other unintelligence could there be than alligning with a known dullard and under performer as acknowledged by your national leader?

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by 007inc: 8:23am On Sep 14
vedaxcool:


They can't read and understand yet are quick to talk about intelligence...


I pride myself for not being anyone’s apologist but this President has, in my opinion, either been indifferent to the circumstances that led to the emergence of Dr. Bukola Saraki as Senate President or he is an extremely tolerant person. I however choose to believe the latter because he even congratulated Saraki when the Supreme Court vindicated him.
Mugu ! I hope u don’t choke to death when the LIFELESS one heads back to Daura in 2019

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Re: 'Buhari Has Been Very Tolerant Of Saraki’ - Ita-Giwa by LiveWireForum: 8:23am On Sep 14
Seriously everyone wants to be relevant. Don't blame , afterall election is coming.

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