House Of Reps Members Meet Obasanjo Over Parliamentary Govt Bill

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Members of the House of Representatives have met former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the plan to reintroduce the parliamentary system of government through a constitutional amendment.

Recall that the lawmakers met with the former president in Abuja to seek his support for the bill to reintroduce the parliamentary government.

 

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Speaking at the meeting on Tuesday, Obasanjo said the lawmakers seeking to reintroduce the parliamentary system of government should get the support of the critical masses.

 

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The former president stated that the lawmakers promoting the bill should have a long-term plan and be tactical in advancing their position.

 

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Obasanjo said while he agrees that there is a need for a shift in the system of government, it must be one that will work well for the country.

 

He said: “You are preaching to the converted, but as I have said, take the word parliamentary away.

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“We need to get the critical masses. Parliamentary and all that — once you start that, you have gotten it wrong. Once you do that, you are putting yourself in a fix because there are those who would say: We don’t want parliamentary.”

 

 

In his remarks, the Minority leader, Kingsley Chinda said the lawmakers used “parliamentary” due to a lack of an appropriate word.

 

The lawmaker said the system of government proposed by the lawmakers is “homegrown” and would suit the country.

 

 

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