Executive high-handedness responsible for executive-legislature feud – Ekweremadu


The constant frosty relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government in Nigeria has been blamed on the highhandedness of the latter.


Deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu who made the revelation yesterday in Abuja at the formal launch of the Responsive Political Party Programme (RPPP) of the International Republican Institute (IRI) said executive excesses couched in party supremacy which strives to impose leadership on the parliament, is always the reason for the loggerheads.


“In the face of executive belligerence that usually follows, the parliamentarians would naturally rally around their popularly elected leadership in defence of the principle of separation of powers.


“Even when such imposition succeeds, it hardly lasts, as the history of the National Assembly in the current democratic dispensation clearly shows.


He confirmed that there was often lack of synergy between the political parties and their members in the parliament.


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