Lawyer Seeks Vote Of No Confidence On Legislators

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A Lagos lawyer, Barrister Ebun Adegboruwa, has called on Nigerians to pass a vote of  no confidence on their representatives in the national assembly because they have  failed to live up to expectations.

Delivering a paper entitled: ”The Misuse of Oversight Roles of Legislatures in  Modern Democracy: A Case Study of Nigeria,” at the Lagos Airport Hotel, venue of the  7th All Yoruba Youth Conference, Adegboruwa accused the country’s legislators of  self serving and failing to protect the interest of the electorate.

He described most of them as businessmen who did not have the interest of their  people at heart.

“Most assembly men are businessmen. We should pass a vote of no confidence on them.  They are not representing us, rather what they are doing is to line their pockets.  They are toothless bulldogs and errand boys of the executive because they cannot  check their excesses. They have failed to hold the executive accountable to the  people,” he stated.

Adegboruwa criticized the legislators for abusing the impeachment clause in the  constitution and milking the nation dry through their outrageous allowances.

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“Our legislators are not prepared to make sacrifices. They’ve appropriated our  resources to themselves. They are not gentlemen because they fight among  themselves,” he added.

In his own remarks at the occasion, Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji  Fashola, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant (Media), Mr. Hakeem  Bello, thanked the youths for their support for his administration and called on  them to continue by participating in the voters’ registration exercise so that they  can vote.

Chairman, Coordinating Committee of Coalition of Oodua Self Determination Groups,  COSEG, Comrade Dayo Ogunlana, called for the empowerment of Yoruba youths, adding  that no youth should allow himself to be used as a thug in the forthcoming 2011  elections.

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