Sheath Your Swords – Oyegun Tells Apc Senate Caucus
SAN FRANCISCO, April 04, (THEWILL) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has appealed to the various arms of government to maintain some level of respect and civility for one another as he called for a ceasefire.
Oyegun made the appeal after a closed door marathon meeting between the leadership of the party and party's Senate caucus where he commended the legislature for what he described as “degree of cooperation” it has been extending to the executive.
Speaking with journalists shortly after the meeting, Chief Oyegun called for a cessation of what he described as “the kind of abuse that is used all round on one institution of government or the other, even by principal parties of these institutions.”
“Once that is done, I can assure you and assure the nation that in the next couple of weeks, we will have a new level of amity, cohesion, cooperation and mutual respect between the different arms of government and the party; the executive, the national assembly and the party.
“We have assurance that the budget is going on and is going on very well. I might as well say it and I should have said it when we were inside; that the report I get, or the briefing I get from the minister of budget is that the National Assembly has been very, very cooperative in the interactions between both his ministry and also between the different ministries and the National Assembly.
“One appeal I have to make that it is necessary for all levels of government to maintain some level of respect and civility to each other.
“And my appeal is as we start now the process of reconstructing relationships and consultations, there should be what I will call a ceasefire in terms of the kind of abuse that is used all round on one institution of government or the other even principal parties of these institutions.”
Also speaking with journalists after the meeting, Saraki said the Senate was more concerned with fundamental issues that are more important to the people adding that the Senate would be focused on major issues and would not be distracted in its mission of providing time tested legislation for the people.
He also demanded respect for the Senate and its leadership, saying some people should not ridicule the Senate just to further their selfish interests.