House of Representatives shoot down President Buhari’s Executive Order

Members of the House of Representatives at yesterday’s plenary shot down President Muhammad Buhari’s Executive Order by a unanimous voice vote.

Recall that the President signed the order recently to give his government power to confiscate stolen assets of suspected individuals believed to have richly corrupted themselves via public.

But contributing to a motion sponsored by 25 persons and moved by Nicholas Ossai of Delta State on the issue, the lawmakers said that the Order was against the tenets of democracy.

They also said it is the usurpation of Legislative powers constitutionally inherent in the National Assembly to make laws for the country. According to the House, the President cannot approbate and reprobate unilaterally without the inputs of the Legislature and the Judiciary which made up the pillars of democracy in the country

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