Rukayat Akanbi, Bauchi
The ‘Coalition of Progressive Political Parties’ (CPPP) in Bauchi State have called on the House of Representatives to respect a state high court’s order restraining them from taking over the affairs of the state house of assembly as it threatened.
While addressing newsmen on Wednesday, chairman of the coalition, Musa Mato said the threat by the National Assembly to take over the State House of Assembly was “undemocratic as the matter is before a competent court of law.”
According to Mato who claimed that apart from the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), has said that all political parties in the state are in support of the 9th assembly that the speaker was duly inaugurated in accordance with the law.
The attention of the coalition which is made up of 30 political parties was also drawn by the decision of the Federal House of Representatives that gave one month ultimatum for another inauguration of the Bauchi State 9th Assembly or take over managing its affairs.
“This is undemocratic exhibition by the Federal law makers whom are expected not only to make laws but to also respect the existing ones. The state high court had earlier gave an order that restrains the federal law makers from taking any action regarding the inauguration of Bauchi state 9th assembly until after the determination of the court on the matter.” The of the coalition Chairman said.
He added that, “but to our surprise, instead of the Federal Legislature to obey the rule of the law went to contrary as if court orders are only meant to work on the poor citizens alone. We are calling on the Federal House of Representatives to respect the Court and wait for the court to determine on this issue before taking any further action.”
Nigerian News Direct recalled that the House of Representatives had sent a committee to the state to investigate the leadership crisis following the inauguration of the state assembly after which they gave the state Governor Bala Mohammed one month ultimatum to make new proclamation for fresh inauguration or the federal lawmakers will take over the state assembly.