NASS Took Buhari For Granted – Gov. Okorocha

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said developments in the National Assembly is an indication that the Nigerian legislature took the humility and magnanimity of President Muhammadu Buhari for granted.

Gov. Okorocha, who spoke at an interactive session with newsmen in Owerri, said no president would naturally work with the person he did not trust.

The governor also told Ndigbo hankering for a presidency of eastern extraction that they needed to cooperate with other Nigerians to produce a president, saying that they could not do it alone.

He said, “We have never had it this bad in the face-off between the executive and the legislature. It is unfortunate. People took the humility and sincerity of purpose of President Buhari for granted. Usually, no president or governor would sit down and watch a speaker that he has not supported to emerge.

“But this is the first time in the history of Nigerian politics with regard to the National Assembly that the president said, “Whoever you like, you can make your leader, I don’t care.” That’s the consequence of such action, which is humility taken too far. In democracy even in America, a president must directly or indirectly have a say or try to lobby for who can partner with him from the legislative arm of government.”

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