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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reps reject president Buhari’s Executive Order, says it is not important

House of representative attacks buhari

Members of the House of Representatives at Wednesday plenary shut
down President Muhammad Buhari’s Executive Order by a unanimous voice
vote says the president order is not important

Buhari had last week Thursday signed an Executive Order to improve his administration’s fight against corruption.

The Order is to give his government power to confiscate stolen assets
of suspected individuals believed to have richly corrupted themselves
via public funds.

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


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.

They also said it is the usurpation of legislative powers
constitutionally inherent in the National Assembly to make laws for the

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