Kwara Lawmaker Says Governors Behind Political Crisis In Nigeria
Hon. Saheed Popoola, member representing Ojomu/Balogun constituency in the Kwara State House of Assembly believes that governors under the auspices of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum are behind the political crisis in both the ruling party and the country at large.
According to him, the governors are the chief instigators of party crisis in their respective states and further frustrating efforts at granting autonomy to both local government’s and state assemblies despite President Mohammadu Buhari signing Executive Order 10, allowing for autonomy to relevant tiers of governance.
“You can see for yourself what has happened with the Electoral Ammendament Bill, how they forced the president not to sign it into law.
“The NGF is too powerful and unless something is done about it, I am not sure we would have good governance in the country,” Popoola said.
The lawmaker made this disclosure in a no holds barred interview with journalists in Ilorin under the NewsKeg, a platform where important personalities are brought to shed light on topical issues and organised by the Kwara state Correspondent Chapel of NUJ
Speaking earlier about his achievement as lawmaker, Hon Popoola said that constituencies now look up to lawmakers to perform duties constitutionally meant to be performed by local government councils.
“All the local councils are now dead because the governors want it so.
“They are now bringing the same thing to APC and if care is not taken, what happened to APC in Anambra Governorship election might happen to the party across the country,” he said.