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Low Level Democracy

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There is no doubt that Femi Gbajabiamila and Senator Ahmed Lawan are fine Parliamentarians, BUT what I don’t understand is the intense depiction of acts of DESPERATION and siege mentality unleashed by the President, APC Governors and NWC on Members of the 9th National Assembly through the instrumentality of threats, coercion, unprecedented level of inducements and mouth-watering offer in this so-called INTEGRITY era.

We are confident that the Senators and Representatives are matured, experienced and learned enough to know exactly what’s good for them and the nation, and to make independent choices towards that direction, as a safeguard to our democracy.

The desperation exuded is tantamount to a conspiracy against the Nigerian people. It is obvious that the Presidency wants minimal interrogations on her plans and conducts while other senior politicians want to use the structure of the new NASS leadership for their future personal/partisan political permutations. This calls for real concern in a democracy that is supposedly built on clear Separation Of Powers which provides for strict Checks and Balances and legislative independence!

Written by Franc Utoo

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