Nigerians have taken to social media to knock the Speaker of the 9th Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila over his comment that he is not in office to oppose the executive.
The speaker stated this at an occasion on Sunday evening, adding that his Surulere constituents didn’t vote him into office to fight the Executive arm of the government.
Reacting to this statement, some Nigerians on social media expressed that the speaker should take a cue from other countries on what their lawmakers are doing.
See reactions below:
NASS led by Lawan and Gbajabiamila are servants of the cabal in the executive instead of servants of the electorates who stood in the rain and under the sun to vote for them. Shameless rubber stamp legislooters.
— Chuso. (Seeker of Knowledge) (@minospeed007) December 23, 2019
Gbajabiamila will rue the day this statement was made.
The NASS is a co equal branch of government, to describe yourselves as a rubber stamp is not only dumb it basically means you are all useless.
— Free Dadiyata. Free AgbaJalingo. Tyrants Bow (@drbanj) December 23, 2019
Must it be this too extremes? Are this people students of constitutional democracy or what is going on. I personally believe that those who wield the levers of power are at all times under constant political and sometimes economic pressure which
— kamaku (@letsyan) December 23, 2019