Some senators have expressed determination to defend and protect the independence of the legislature and the country’s democracy.
The senators made this position known while receiving a coalition of three civil society organisations that was recently at the National Assembly on a solidarity rally over the current face-off with the executive.
Senators Solomon Adeola and Samuel Anyanwu, who represented Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in their separate speeches, said nobody could derail the legislature from its primary assignments.
They explained that good governance in the country rested on the president and his vice and the 469 members of the legislature, who have been elected by the people.
“Nobody can kill the legislature. We remain the spokespersons of the masses. If anything goes wrong in this country, we are the ones you can hold responsible. If we are the ones to be held responsible, we must be ready to stand tall against anything that will happen as far as this country is concerned. And the business of good governance can only be successful with the support of the legislature,” Adeola said.