What Saraki, said, about Buhari, govt CJN Onnoghen 2019, election, during Senate, resumptionWhat Saraki said about Buhari govt, CJN Onnoghen, 2019 election during Senate resumption.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari government to respect other arms of government.He said separation of powers must be honoured as spelt out in the constitution.Saraki also warned that any onslaught against the judiciary will be rejected.He said this while reference to the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.Saraki also called for peaceful general elections which are scheduled to begin on February 16.“Distinguished colleagues, it is an honour to welcome you all back after the festive break.I wish each and every one of you, and your families, a very happy new year 2019.Although the political season has swung into full gear, it is my hope that you were able to get a bit of rest and some quiet time during the break; and that you have recharged your batteries, ready to dive back into legislative work with renewed vigour.“As evident all around us, the New Year has met our countrymen and women in an anticipatory mood.Spirits are high, because in this year 2019, Nigeria has a date with destiny.But we also know that despite all of this, the work of leadership must go on; governance must not suffer.We must trudge on and fulfil our mandates as legislators subject to the Nigerian Constitution and the will of the people.“As we hit this home run, therefore, my distinguished colleagues, we must have our eyes firmly fixed on the unfinished business of the 8th Senate; and that is to bring the legislative agenda to a fitting close and cap our endeavours of these four years with success.We cannot relent or lose steam on this last lap; we must remain focused and finish strong.“This is an epoch making Senate that had, by the end of 2018, passed an unprecedented 257 bills, many of which are groundbreaking enough to change the game to meet the needs of Nigerians, with the potential to radically transform their lives for the better.Nigerians expect us to continue in this vein, and we owe it to ourselves to meet their expectations.The legacy of the 8th Senate will be written in the legislative footprints that we leave, and the foundation that we lay.“Therefore, we must ensure that we continue to address issues affecting Nigerians, and concerning which they seek our intervention.Issues such as Unemployment, lack of economic opportunities, insecurity and so on – these still require the attention of the National Assembly.Every action that we can take to address these issues through the legislative function, we must take; everything that we can do, we must do.We must ensure that we conclude work on all outstanding bills and petitions; and bring successful conclusion to all issues and investigations brought to the attention of this Senate.“The 2019 Elections are just over a month away, and the expectations of Nigerians as the dates draw near, is that we continue to serve as the representatives they voted for.In our work in this chamber, we are expected to rise about the partisan paradigm.We should addr
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