- Wumi Ogunlola, a member of the House of Representatives, said the ninth National Assembly is not a rubber stamp legislature as it is being insinuated in some quarters
- Ogunlola said it is not all requests tabled by the executives that are approved by the legislature
- The lawmaker, however, said noted that the executive and the legislature must cooperate for the country to progress as desired
Wumi Ogunlola, a member of the House of Representatives, has addressed the insinuations that the ninth National Assembly is a rubber stamp legislature that is always ready to do the bidding of the executive.
Ogunlola, who is representing Ekiti Central at the lower legislative chamber, said it is not all the requests tabled by President Muhammadu Buhari that are approved by the legislature, Vanguard reports.
The lawmaker, however, noted that the executive and the legislature must cooperate for the country to progress as desired.
She also stated that lawmakers were elected to represent the interest of their constituencies and as well as to make laws for Nigeria's development.
Legit.ng gathered that Ogunlola made this known on Sunday, December 29, stating that Nigerians should not use the number of times they disagreed with President Buhari to assess their performance.
She said the ninth assembly should rather be assessed based on their interventions and the quality of bills passed.
In a related development, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said the 9th National Assembly is irrevocably committed to protecting the interests of the people through a diligent discharge of its legislative duties.
The speaker said this in Lagos while speaking at the ”Gbaja 2019 End of the Year Grassroots Empowerment Programme”.
Gbajabiamila said criticism that the 9th Assembly was a rubber stamp to the executive was not fair, saying the fact that the legislature was on the same page with the executive on issues of national interests did not make it a rubber stamp.
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