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Executive-Legislature relationship is healthy, says APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, assured Nigerians that the relationship between the country’s three arms of government, particularly the Executive and the Legislature, was healthy and strong.

Buhari and Saraki
Buhari and Saraki

According to a statement in Abuja by National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the assurance is in reaction to a statement credited to a faction of the Peoples` Democratic Party (PDP).

The statement recalled that the faction alleged that there was a rift between the executive and the legislature following the Senate’s return of the list of non-career ambassadors to the Presidency for review.

It explained that the senate, in the adopted report of its Committee on Foreign Affairs had said that the decision to return the list followed petitions received on the nominations.

It added that the senate went ahead to propose that the presidency should review the ambassadorial list.

It said that attempts by the PDP to give the senate’s action a political coloration and other negative interpretations were unnecessary and misleading.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is a democrat and does not subscribe to the idea of controlling the National Assembly as was the practice with the PDP during its 16-year misrule of the country.

“Respect for the principle of the Rule of Law and the constitutional provisions of Separation of Power between the three arms of government is a best practice and also healthy for our democracy,’’ the party said.

It said that the powers and duties of the three arms of government were clearly spelt out in the amended 1999 Constitution which Buhari respected. (NAN)

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