Buhari not behind rejection of South East Development Commission bill – Presidency

Quit notice on Igbos: Goodluck Jonathan speaks
Biafra: How FG can end agitation – Ex-Perm Sec, Olaopa

A Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Reps), Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila, has stated President Muhammad Buhari was not behind the rejection of a bill seeking to establish the South East Development Commission.

Sumaila said the comments made by the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Chukwuka Onyema, that even the President committed some impeachable offences but that they did not look into such matters for peace to reign were uncalled for.

“I was shocked to hear this from such a lawmaker, who ought to know that the executive arm of government is different from the legislative arm in practice and principle.

“It is also on record that since the inception of this administration, Mr. President has vowed not to interfere in the internal operations of the National Assembly.

Senate cannot be blackmailed over Magu’s rejection – Saraki

“To put the record straight, Mr. President, who is the head of the executive, also forwards bills to the National Assembly for approval before they become law. However, the bill in question was sponsored by the 43 members of the House from the South East.

“As a three-term member of the House and a two-term Deputy Minority Leader, I want to use this medium to appeal to members of the House to support Mr President in his efforts at making Nigeria great again, as one united entity where all of us will be proud of.

READ ALSO  Ondo Election: Buhari didn’t order INEC to replace Jegede’s name with Jimoh Ibrahim – Mimiko

North threat: South-East Governors ready to evacuate Igbos – Ohanaeze President, Nwodo

“It is noteworthy that Mr. President is committed to even development of all parts of the country, and he shall not do anything to favour any geopolitical zone to the detriment of others,” he said.

Saraki reacts to North’s threat against Igbos, rising agitations
Subscribe to our top headlines Newsletter

Voice Of Naija
About Voice Of Naija 9296 Articles
Here at Voice of Naija, you can share your ideas, story, articles, queries, suggestions and feedback because our major goal is to communicate with all our Fans. We would love to publish your news, updates and articles of any local, national or international pattern. feel free to email us your news on [email protected]

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply