By Austin Ogwudu Asaba
DELTA State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, yesterday, broke his silence since the State House of Assembly passed the anti-kidnapping Bill into law which overrode his executive veto, saying that the action however never affected what he described as, “the robust relationship” between him and the House.
The governor stated this in Asaba, yesterday during a lecture to mark the second anniversary of the fifth Assembly of the Delta State House of Assembly.
Said he: “let me use this opportunity to congratulate the Delta State House of Assembly, an arm of government and I will safely say that as far as Delta State is concerned, the Delta State House of Assembly has done excellently well.
“We have had very robust relationship. We have our challenges. We, the House of Assembly and the executive arm sit down and discuss. Sometimes, they are able to get some, sometimes, they will not get all that sometimes their understanding enough to know that they should not get everything, sometimes they veto (laughter) what they thought is in the interest of the State Government and of everyone in the State because at the end whichever way, it has turned out that it is the people of the State that benefit from whatever decisions they take together or individually.”
And I want to recommend it to other parliaments in Nigeria”.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Speaker of the House, Mr. Victor Ochei noted that “we must salute his (Governor) courage for being such a bastion of support and a democrat in ensuring that truly, the principle of separation of power holes sway in Delta State”.