Presidency/NASS standoff inevitable – Tinubu

Daily Nigerian

By Mustapha Usman, Kano

A leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has said that the lingering crisis between the National Assembly and the Presidency is inevitable in democracy.

Speaking at Kano Government House during a visit to condole with the people of the state over death of First Republic minister, Maitama Sule, Mr Tinubu said no democracy could survive without dispute and arguments.

He said the current standoff between the legislature and the Executive was the beauty of democracy.

“It is not surprising for legislative and executive arms of government to engage in arguments and dispute. This is the beauty of democracy. Crisis in democracy is inevitable. It is something that must happen as a result of difference in interest,” Mr Tinubu said.

He however called on the Executive and legislature to sheath their swords, adding that they should close ranks in order to save the democracy and for the interest of Nigerians.

The former Lagos State governor also endorsed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for second term, saying “Ganduje has all it takes to be a leader.”

He added that based on his personal knowledge of Mr Ganduje and his performance as the governor of the most important states in Nigeria, he had endorsed Mr Ganduje to even become president in future.

“I endorse Ganduje for second term as a governor of this state owing to the fact that he has good qualities of leadership. He is straight forward. He is humble and dependable. After finishing his eight years as governor, Ganduje can contest for presidency and win,” said Mr Tinubu.