Published On: Mon, Jul 17th, 2017

Presidency, NASS face-off not surprising in democracy – Tinubu

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu

From Edwin Olofu, Kano

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that the current face off between the National Assembly and the Executive is not surprising in an emerging democracy.
Tinubu, who was speaking during a condolence visit over the death of Yusuf Maitama Sule at the Kano State Government house yesterday, described such disagreement as inevitable in a democracy.
According to him, no democracy would survive without dispute and arguments, noting that the current standoff between the Legislature and the Executive is the beauty of democracy.
“It is not surprising for Legislative and Executive arms of government to engage in arguments and dispute. This is the beauty of democracy. Crisis in democracy is inevitable. It is something that must happen as a result of difference in interests,” Tinubu said.
He however called on the Executive and The Legislature to sheath their swords, adding that they should close ranks in order to save the democracy and for the general interest of Nigerians.
The former Lagos State governor also endorsed Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for Second Term as Kano State governor, saying “Ganduje has all it takes to be a leader.”
He added that based on his personal knowledge of Ganduje and his performance as the governor of the one of the most important states in Nigeria, he had endorsed Ganduje to even become president in future.
“I endorse Ganduje for Second Term as a governor of this state, owing to the fact that he has good qualities of leadership. He is straight forward. He is humble and dependable. After finishing his eight years as governor, Ganduje can contest for presidency and win,” Said Tinubu.
On President Buhari ‘s health, Tinubu called on Nigerians to be compassionate to their leaders, urging them to pray for the speedy recovery of the president.
He said masses owed leaders respect and compassion, noting that they should pray for their leaders in the time of adversity.
In his remarks, Ganduje thanked Tinubu for the visit and commended him for the development of APC.
According to Ganduje, Tinubu was the mover of “pendulum of Nigeria’s democracy,” adding that his commitment to the progress of the APC is commendable.

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