Complying With The Rule Of Law Is The Key To Strengthen Democracy – Lawmaker Tells Buhari

The lawmaker representing Ojo Federal Constituency in the lower legislative chamber, Hon Tajudeen Obasa has charged President Buhari to rule the country in accordance with the stipulated laws in the Nigeria’s constitution.

Obasa, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party attributed the survival of democracy in the country to respect for the rule of law which is centred towards a law governing a nation as opposed to the arbitrary decision of an individual.

In a statement released by his media aide, Mr Opeyemi Ahmed, the lawmaker remonstrated on the continuous trend of disobeying court orders which may set the country towards the road of anarchy.

“The Nigeria’s constitution is a written one, if difficult to interpret, the judiciary is there to salvage the lacuna. The principle of the rule of law is clear, supremacy of the law, no one is above the law and equality before the law”

“The electioneering process in which voters exercise their franchise at all levels is a clearer indication that democracy is a participatory one. The emergence of the president is the wishes of a simple majority representing the interest of all. In view of this, governance must be done in line with the do’s and don’ts of the constitution”

“The principle of democracy is all about checks and balances, the three arms of government are to balance power in order to put smiles on the face of the common man. If the President wishes to include fresh laws into it, the modus operandi are clear on the steps to be taken but unilaterally governing without recourse to the constitution will be disastrous for democracy that was stabilized for an unprecedented sixteen years by Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yaradua and Goodluck Jonathan”

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