Honourable Wumi Ogunlola, :we're not Buhari's stooges."

A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Wumi Ogunlola has dismissed the insinuations suggesting that the 9th National Assembly was a rubber stamp. She clarified that not all requests from President Muhammadu Buhari were approved by the legislature.

The lawmaker, who represents Ekiti Central Constituency II, Vanguard reports,  noted that they were elected to represent the interest of their constituents and to make laws that will bring about good governance, adding that both arms of government must operate in an atmosphere of peace for the country to witness all development. Speaking with Journalists in Ijero-Ekiti on Sunday, Ogunlola explained that Nigerians must not assess the performance of the National Assembly with the number of times they disagreed with the president rather their interventions and the quality of laws they made.

According to the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, “I don’t think all that come to the National Assembly from the executive is approved, that is not correct. If you knew what they brought and what was given back to them, either reducing or adding to them, it wasn’t the same thing, in other words, it means some steps were talking by the National Assembly.

“I want to believe that it is in peace that we can really forge ahead, it is not when we are at loggerheads and fighting. I think it is the media that believe that it’s until when you fight or when you disagree, that is when you are really playing politics or administering government, whereas it is not.

“It’s when we are at peace, that we can sort out things, that we can agree and have meetings of the mind, I want to break what the speaker said to mean. It is not when we fight that we can keep executives on their toes. It is not as if we don’t disagree, maybe at times, it is not open to you.

“If we have misunderstood, there would always be a round-table talk to forge ahead. The word ‘Rubber Stamp’ is a journalistic language.”

She assured members of her constituents her determination to sponsor motions and bills in the New Year that would enhance the socio-economic lives of the Constituency.

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