Crisis May Derail Democracy
For the nation’s democracy to be rooted both the executive and legislative arms must sheath their swords for Nigeria economic and political survival; labour Leader, Issa Aremu has said.According him, the current face off between both arms of government in the country is a great danger and threat that can derail Democratic governance.
Aremu said yesterday, that both “members of Federal Executive and the Federal legislature must embrace statesmanship in place of brinkmanship as a precondition for sustainable democratic process in Nigeria”.
Aremu, who is a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and General Secretary of the National Union of Textile, Garment Workers of Nigeria (NUTGWN) said at the unveiling of the 40th Anniversary Logo of Textile Union, that the “addictive conflicts” between the legislators and the Federal Executive would undermine good governance and democracy in the country.
The labour leader, also a governorship aspirant in Kwara state pointed out that Nigeria’s uninterrupted democracy in the last 20 years needed quality people who would stand for fundamental state principles of good governance as contained in 1999 constitution in place of what he called “politicians desperate for immediate pursuit of power and money”.
Besides, referring to the armed security siege at the National Assembly, which illegally prevented some legislators in gaining entrance to the complex on Tuesday, Aremu said the survival of the “smartest politicians” must give way to the survival of democratic process in Nigeria. He further stressed that it was time Nigeria implemented the resolutions of 2014 conference with reference to code of conduct for political parties, political party office holders on carpet crossing.Earlier the President of NUTGWN, John Adaji had disclosed that the 40th anniversary of the Union would hold from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th October 2018.