Dogara Condemns Spate of Impeachment of State Assembly Speakers 

January 10, 2017, 7:08 am

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday, cautioned that Nigeria's democracy may face existential threat if the wave of impeachments against Speakers of State Houses of Assembly, is not checked. 

Dogara, who stated this in his remark at the plenary session welcoming lawmakers from the Christmas/New year break, drew the attention of his colleagues to the recent impeachment of state Houses of  Assembly speakers which he said, portends grave danger to Nigeria's democracy.

 

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"The recent spate of impeachment of Speakers of Houses of Assembly gives cause for grave concern.

"While we recognize the constitutional right of the legislature to conduct its internal affairs including the right to hire and fire its leadership, it presents a different scenario where such leadership hiring and firing is rife with accusations and insinuations of external influence and also devoid of extant procedure.

"Leaders everywhere can only function efficiently where there is certainty that commendation is the reward for good leadership and sanction the consequence of inept leadership," he counseled.

 

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Dogara argued that Nigerian legislature needs to be afforded an opportunity to blossom if our democracy is to ever mature into adulthood.

Already, the House Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution is considering bills that will grant financial autonomy to the state Houses of Assembly.

 

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