A coalition of huge Civil Society businesses (CSOs) has condemned in sturdy phrases the continued attempt via the chief and their sellers to subvert the authority and undermine the legislature, describing such transfer as an needless distraction and a strong possibility to democracy.
The CSOs motive that this latest contention has pushed the more vital issues of governance to the historical past as evidenced by way of the “inactivity of government in frontally addressing the emergency difficulty of meningitis that has claimed over 300 lives of Nigerians while the executive/legislature bickering lasted”.
consequently, the coalition has vowed to stage a protest to force house their message that the independence of the legislature need to be respected and the democratic ideas of separation of powers and tests and balances need to be adhered to by way of all palms of government.
This was contained in a commentary signed with the aid of Ariyo-Dare Atoye, The Co-Convener of Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and constitution (CDNDC), Jude Ndukwe, Convener, movement for the advancement of national Transformation (MANTRA), and Deji Adeyanju, Convener of involved Nigerians.
The observation read for that reason: “As we sign up for different CSOs to march in opposition to the attempt to kill the legislature and undermine democracy, on Thursday, April 6, 2017, setting out at Eagle square by way of 9am, it has transform highly crucial for us to be vigilant in regards to the relentless insistence by anti-democratic forces to carry our highly cherished freedom and democracy to their knees.
“while we also insist on national meeting (NASS) opening its books for public scrutiny and ensure that transparency in all its actions, make regulations that might enhance the lives of the individuals they symbolize and repeal any regulation that serves handiest the interest of some extremely positioned voters to the detriment of a majority of the individuals, we name on the executive and its marketers to recognize the rule of legislation guiding its working relationship with the NASS.
“It’s ours and the accountability of each patriotic and democracy loving Nigerian to protect and defend our hard-earned democracy in opposition to these seeking to return us to the very dark days of the military generation.
“We need to state that Nigerians are very much conscious that the current onslaught against NASS is nothing but only a puerile battle for 2019, and nothing in line with excellent governance or pastime of the individuals!
“we are able to no longer come up with the money for the posh of those useless distractions. The unholy try and kill NASS should cease now!
“as an alternative of killing NASS, let us merge Aso Rock with NASS so as to returning the us of a to the more cost-effective Parliamentary device of presidency which we once practiced as a nation at independence and which might additionally still better serve the pastime of the folks.
“Kindly sign up for us!!!” The statement concluded