- Second Republic governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, speaks on the rift between the presidency and National Assembly
-The elder states man said that President Buhari must use the 1999 constitution to reconcile Nigerians
- Balarabe urged the present administration to intensify its fight against corruption to bring back the peoples’ confidence in the government
Second Republic governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Friday, July 7, described the ongoing rift between the presidency and the National Assembly as ‘self-interest.’
NAIJ.com gathered that the elder statesman said unless the current political system was changed, Nigerians would continue to be short-changed by those who have relegated national interest to the background.
The former governor stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari must use provisions from the 1999 constitution to reconcile all Nigerians and allow the people take ownership of government.
He said: “First, as the executive President and Commander-in-Chief, the President should use relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution to reconcile Nigerians, so that everyone would believe in the unity and oneness of Nigeria.”
“Secondly, change the system from the current one that is based on self-interest first and national interest second, to national interest first and self-interest second.
“To do this, the President should change the economic direction of the country and bring back the leading role of the state to take charge of the economy as we had in the 1970s or even before the 1966 coup.”
Balarabe advised the Buhari-led administration to intensify its fight against corruption to bring back peoples’ confidence in government.
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In an earlier report by NAIJ.com, it was noted that the threat to impeach Acting President Yemi Osinbajo if he fails to remove Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has pitched the Senate against some Nigerians.
The point of order raised, that the Senate president was the Acting President was raised by the senator representing Abia South, Eyinanya Abaribe.
He raised a motion that the country had no president or acting president at the moment, adding that, President Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo were neither in the country, as at the time.
In the video below, NAIJ.com TV asked some Nigerian have to say about President Buhari’s absence: