- House of Reps member, Bamidele Faparusi, wades into crisis between Senate and presidency
- Faparusi advised the Senate against advancing on the impeachment plot against Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
- He advised both Senate and Presidency not to let the crisis degenerate to a personalty clash
House of Representatives member, Bamidele Faparusi, has warned the Senate and presidency to find a middle ground to settle crisis arising from Ibrahim Magu's nomination.
Faparusi said Osinbajo's statement that Magu's nomination needs no Senate confirmation does not constitute gross misconduct to warrant brewing impeachment plot.
NAIJ.com gathered that Faparusi, who spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, said both Senate and presidency needs to find a middle ground to address Magu's nomination.
According to a report by Punch, Faparusi said the rumoured meetings on impeachment plot is breaking the country up along ethnic lines.
He said: “The constitution gives the power to appoint on the executive arm and the retention of Magu as acting Chairman of the EFCC did not negate the constitution. The Presidency and perhaps the acting President Osinbajo could be deemed to have trampled on the law if he asked Magu to continue in substantive status.
“What I expect the two arms to do in the interest of our dear nation is to imbibe the principle of mutual respect.
"Nigerian citizens expected much from the President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC-led Federal Government in terms of the delivery of the dividends of democracy and impeachment is not popular now in their minds.
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“In ending this crisis, I expect the two arms to exhibit mutual respect and think more of the people rather than reducing the crisis to personality clash."
Meanwhile, the National House of Representatives has shown its lack of interest in supporting the Senate in the ongoing power tussle with presidency.
A source in the house said Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other reps have decided to not get involved in the fight between Senate and the presidency.
The source referred to the power tussle as an 'ego fight' and said the House of Representative members won't be backing the Senate on it.
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