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Monday, 1 August 2016

Presidency plotting to remove Dogara, others, lawmaker alleges

A member of the House of Representatives from Ebonyi State, Linus Okorie, has accused the Presidency of plotting to remove Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the entire house leadership by capitalizing on the allegations raised by another member Jibrin Abdulmumin.

Mr. Okorie, a two term member of the House, said in a statement on Monday that the plot would fail.

According to him the Speaker and other members of the house had not done anything illegal.

He also lambasted the State Security Services and other government agencies for sealing some offices in the National Assembly.

According to him, the house has the constitutional powers to “amend, reduce from or add to” the estimates proposed by the executive and that that was what the house did.

He said the constituency projects were never implemented by the legislatures but by the executive arm and wondered why the lawmakers were being branded corrupt.

The PDP lawmaker, while declaring his loyalty to Speaker Dogara, said should the attempt to change the leadership of the house succeed and a new leadership forced on it, President Muhammadu Buhari led government would have completely “unitarize” Nigeria’s democracy and completed the push for a repressive and totalitarian brand of “democracy” hitherto unknown to literature.

Culled from Premium Times

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