9th NASS: ‘Ndume’ll Guarantee Executive, Legislative Harmony’

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A coalition for good governance has advocated that the 9th National Assembly must avoid the needless executive-legislative rancor that plagued the out-going dispensation, saying that the nation had experienced setback in terms of project implementation.

Making a case for the candidature of Senator Ali Ndume as the Senate Presidency of the 9th National Assembly, the coalition, under the auspices of National Coalition In Defense of Democracy, insisted that his matured sense of reasoning and his antecedents will ensure the right environment for delivery of dividends democracy promised by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Addressing journalists in Abuja, yesterday, the coalition’s National Coordinator, Amb. Auwal Alhassan Gama charged the leadership of the APC to create a level playing field for all those qualified to contest so as to give all a sense of belonging in the determination of the Senate leadership.

Gama said: “The forum observed among other things that one of the reasons why the present government under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR did not meet up the expectations of many Nigerians in the areas of Infrastructure and Human development was a result of the sour relationship between the Executive and the Legislative arms of Government. This has created setbacks in the areas of non-full implementation of the budget and alteration on key intended project by the government.

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“The decision to call for Support for Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume’s emergence as the next Senate President is born out of our desire for a healthy working relationship between the Executives and the Legislature for a better delivery of democratic dividends. It is our believe that he will bring his matured sense of reasoning, experience and fear of God into play as the Chairman of the National Assembly, he is one politician we know and trust will unite all interest in the National Assembly.

“While we salute the courage and goodwill of the presidency in allowing the independent of all arms of government to run its activities independently. It is equally important for all stakeholders including the APC National Working Committee to provide a level playing ground for all its members at the North Eastern part of the country who deemed it fit to contest.”

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