A civil society group, Society for Educational Development and Socio-Democratic Activities, SEDSAC, has lambasted members of the National Assembly and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over tussle on the leadership of the incoming 9th Assembly.
In a statement signed by its Executive Director, Umar Kofar-Na’isa, issued to journalists in Kano State on Thursday, SEDSAC said the infighting between some members of the National Assembly and APC had overheated the polity.
According to the group, the development had also exposed the inadequacy of the real concept of democratic capacity among members of the major political parties.
SEDSAC also observed that the lawmakers’ leadership tussle was contrary to the interest of the public, adding that it was a motive for the political elite to achieve their goal.
The group also lamented that, instead of the lawmakers to focus on measures to tackle the economic and security challenges bedevilling the country, the lawmakers are busy quarrelling over leadership.
“Similarly, there were misunderstandings between the 8th Assembly and the executive arms of government, which was a negative implication to democracy and socio-economic development of the country in the first tenure.
“In view of the foregoing, SEDSAC advocates for maximum cooperation between the three arms of government into harmonization profess towards getting things done,” the statement reads in parts.
The group, therefore, called for reconciliation between NASS members and the ruling party over the 9th Assembly dispute.
SEDSAC also advised for upholding consensus, which according to it, is very essential to the development of democracy in the country.