May 22, 2018

Ekweremadu: How executive, legislative feud starts (DailyTrust)

Ekweremadu: How executive, legislative feud starts (DailyTrust)

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said frosty relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government is mostly due to the excesses of the former which strives to impose leadership on the parliament in breach of the rule of law.

A drama had ensued ahead of the inauguration of the eight Senate when Senator Bukola Saraki of the APC and Ekweremadu of the PDP emerged as senate president and deputy senate president, respectively to the chagrin of some leaders of the ruling government.

Ekwremadu spoke yesterday in Abuja at the formal launch of the Responsive Political Party Programme (RPPP) of the International Republican Institute (IRI).

Ekwremadu said while the parliament was supposed to be an authentic platform for political parties to feel and respond to the pulse of the masses, there was often lack of synergy between the parties and their members in the parliament. “The frosty relationship often begins with executive excesses couched in party supremacy which strives to impose leadership on the parliament. Read more

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