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PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Mandynews(f): 7:13pm On Nov 24, 2019
...Urges Lawmakers To Insist on Oversight Functions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counsels the leadership of the Senate to resist any forms of intimidation from the Buhari Presidency to surrender its independence and pass bills and requests without statutory legislative scrutiny and oversights.

The party’s position is predicated on the blanket comment credited to the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, that any request from President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly is good for the nation, even without subjecting such requests to statutory legislative scrutiny.

The PDP describes such stance as unconstitutional and unacceptable as it amounts to relinquishing statutory powers of checks and balances of the National Assembly.

This, our party notes, will create an alarming impression that the present National Assembly has been annexed by the executive and reduced to a rubber stamp legislature.

The statement by the Senate President has heavily detracted from the expected independence of the legislature. It is fast eroding the confidence Nigerians have on the Senate and the National Assembly, as true representatives of the people at the national level.

The party notes that even if the Senate leadership believes in the import of any request or bill from the President, the 1999 Constitution (as amended) requires the legislature to pass such through its statutory checks and balances processes to ensure that the content and intent are in tandem with overall national interest.

Such legislative checks are enshrined in the constitution to curtail the excesses of the executive as well as create room for democratic tenet of citizens’ participation through their elected representatives.

Anything to the contrary is a direct suspension of our constitution, enthronement of dictatorship and a sidestepping of the legislative powers, which is capable of destroying the institution of the National Assembly.

Moreover, legislative processes for statutory interfaces with other arms of government, particularly the executive, is governed by the constitution, laid down legislative rules, practices and conventions and not by the narrow-minded assumptions of any single individual.

The PDP reminds the Senate President that the National Assembly is the very symbol of our nation’s democracy. It is an institution that belongs to the people and not to any political party or group. Ceding its independence therefore amounts to surrendering the sovereignty of the people.

Our party therefore charges National Assembly members to ensure they live up to their billings by insisting on their oversight functions as well as take immediate steps to reassure Nigerians on its capacity to protect their interests at all time.

Signed:
Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

Source: https://mandynews.com/dont-surrender-your-independence-pdp-counsels-nass/

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Smalldick123(m): 7:16pm On Nov 24, 2019
GOOD
Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by imiski(m): 8:17pm On Nov 24, 2019
They already have. Its a rubber stamp senate we have. Still miss the senate led by Saraki, those people made the presidency to sit up, they scrutinized every proposed bill, even the internal politics amongst them was matured. Not these ones that dont even know the content of the bill they are passing.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by englishmart(m): 4:45am On Nov 25, 2019
It's too late. When Saraki was trying to show us how independent the legislature should be, some dingbats thought he was acting against the government.
The government is now a property of miyetti Allah

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Emceesaka: 4:47am On Nov 25, 2019
PDP is full of Hypocrite

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Christonjnr(m): 4:48am On Nov 25, 2019
This current NASS is a disappoint dear PDP. They have already surrendered it to the Executive.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Osyxcel(m): 4:49am On Nov 25, 2019
The Senate in the 8th NA led by Saraki is still the best so far in the 4th republic.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by donpapa(m): 4:50am On Nov 25, 2019
...But they said Saraki was too ambitious to lead the senate. Now that the APC were able to install their stooges, let the undermining (of the constitution) continue!
How about the (so-called last hope of the common man) judiciary? It seems everyone is now afraid of the executive arm of government and it’s very dangerous for our democracy.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Nobody: 5:04am On Nov 25, 2019
Rubber stamp Nass will always and remain a slave to their master/ Messiah.
Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by infiniteboy(m): 5:04am On Nov 25, 2019
Time tells indeed it less than a year saraki left sanate... Now look at what we have

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Enemyofpeace: 5:21am On Nov 25, 2019
The independence that they have surrendered since 1st October 1960
Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Enemyofpeace: 5:22am On Nov 25, 2019
donpapa:
...But they said Saraki was too ambitious to lead the senate. Now that the APC were able to install their stooges, let the undermining (of the constitution) continue!
How about the (so-called last hope of the common man) judiciary? It seems everyone is now afraid of the executive arm of government and it’s very dangerous for our democracy.
do we even have democracy in Nigeria?

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by J111333(m): 5:25am On Nov 25, 2019
The current Senate is like a monkey post kind of soccer. It's a joke. undecided

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by shaibolo: 5:35am On Nov 25, 2019
That independence was surrendered a long time ago. A more appropriate advice would be to tell them to think of their post-NASS life and do what is right.

However, in the final analysis, the people would have to take their fate in their hands. Hong Kong, Chile, Algeria etc on my mind.

Let me come and be going o, before dem accuse me of hate speech. I nor wan die.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Stanweezy(m): 5:41am On Nov 25, 2019
Sarki will be missed, he made the executive to be up and doing

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by vicdom(m): 5:51am On Nov 25, 2019
Emceesaka:
PDP is full of Hypocrite
Shut up and grow up undecided

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by netpro(m): 5:59am On Nov 25, 2019
PDP has lost every fight. National Assembly is their new target now.

Look, the Arms of Government don't necessarily have to be at war in order to function.

We ought to commend and appreciate the cordial relationship within the various Arms of Government.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Proudlyngwa(m): 6:11am On Nov 25, 2019
netpro:
PDP has lost every fight. National Assembly is their new target now.

Look, the Arms of Government don't necessarily have to be at war in order to function.

We ought to commend and appreciate the cordial relationship within the various Arms of Government.
PDP has been reduced to blogging I have never seen a more useless group of hypocrites than PDP

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by tsephanyah(f): 6:17am On Nov 25, 2019
Ignos are naturally hypocrite and criminals. Because of that xc in their DNA

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by PassingShot(m): 6:19am On Nov 25, 2019
PDP is pained and wailing over their many losses.

Get used to it, the legislature doesn't have to be at loggerheads with the executive to prove they're independent.

Useless PDP.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Emceesaka: 6:20am On Nov 25, 2019
vicdom:

Shut up and grow up undecided

Tell dis to your. Father at home

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by agbonkamen(f): 6:20am On Nov 25, 2019
Some children up there are shouting PDP hypocrite and they are now into blogging nawao for una. The reason Buhari hasn't use Nigerians for suya is because of PDP as the opposition party grin grin

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by ba7man(m): 6:20am On Nov 25, 2019
So being at loggerheads with the Presidency is the "Independence" PDP wants. undecided

Clowns, they're just criminals that are crying wolf since they're finally loosing their last grip on the nation's resources.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Teacher1776(m): 6:23am On Nov 25, 2019
netpro:
PDP has lost every fight. National Assembly is their new target now.

Look, the Arms of Government don't necessarily have to be at war in order to function.

We ought to commend and appreciate the cordial relationship within the various Arms of Government.
No one is advocating war. checks and balances doesn't mean war.
If the legislative arm of government is established simply to say "yes sir" to every move of the executive, then there would be no need for its establishment.
What we want is a national assembly which truly have the interest if their immediate constituencies at heart.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by segunoz(m): 6:23am On Nov 25, 2019
netpro:
PDP has lost every fight. National Assembly is their new target now.

Look, the Arms of Government don't necessarily have to be at war in order to function.

We ought to commend and appreciate the cordial relationship within the various Arms of Government.
can you listen to yourself? are you aware of what's happening in this country at all?

the arms of govt don't have to be at war, but when there is no objectivity... bro, naija isn't headed in a good direction at the moment.
To tell yourself otherwise is a sign that you have been able to lie to yourself. Convincingly.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Chukwurah003: 6:23am On Nov 25, 2019
PDP the enemy of the common man.

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by EddyNumerouno(m): 6:32am On Nov 25, 2019
Rubber stamp senate
Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by eguarojeona: 6:41am On Nov 25, 2019
Hold a press. Conference and complain about the executive not obeying court orders.Put them under pressure.
Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by princemillla(m): 6:42am On Nov 25, 2019
Nawa ooo ooo pdp no DEy try at all. Befor you know apc will rule for 3 decades.

They lack proper opposition tactics. Pdp should learn from apc abeg

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Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by Greatover2: 6:44am On Nov 25, 2019
Doxpost.com

Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by LibertyRep: 6:52am On Nov 25, 2019
It's long surrendered the day one arm handpicked the leaders of the other arm.

Did we not see the newly elected deputy of one arm kneeling before the head of the other arm?
Re: PDP Tells NASS They Shouldn't Surrender Their Independence by MrMoney55: 6:53am On Nov 25, 2019
Hahaha NIGERIANS are very funny specimen of humanity they had the best president they threw it away because of religion ethnicity and they called him all sorts of names lied against him collected small money and protested that one pass they had the best senate president same thing threw all sorts of lies against him and now this .i this we deserve what we have .we cant be lucky all the time

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