National Assembly crisis: Ohanaeze youth leader urges politicians to focus on national interest

Chief Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, the coordinator of Ohanaeze Youth Wing, in South South on Friday urged politicians to focus on public interest to stop the current crisis in the National Assembly.

Arthur-Ugwa told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa that the timey intervention of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on the crisis averted embarrassment to the nation.

  He said that the sack of the Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Maman Daura, over unauthorized barricade o the National Assembly was timely and restored the confidence of the international community.

  According to him, the entire world was watching the development which ran contrary to the concept of separation of powers.

  He pointed out that the legislature was an independent arm of government and the handling of relationships between the two arms of government must be in accordance to the constitution.

“We applaud the Acting President for promptly reacting and calling the DSS to order, it was also a signal to other overzealous security who act outside the laws.

  “The Acting President has really shown that he is really a Professor of Law by standing on the side of the law. We also want to urge the political class to focus more on issues of public interest rather than their personal interest.

  “The whole noise in the past week has been less on public interest, they are there to represent the people and they should discuss more on the public good than on themselves.

  “They are not addressing the challenges facing us as a nation, we have insecurity in many parts of the nation and there is unemployment and hunger but all they talk about is about themselves and their welfare,” Arthur-Ugwa said. 

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