National Assembly crisis, a major lesson for us – Agunbiade


Sanai Agubiade, Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly
The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Sanai Agunbiade, like most Nigerians, is not happy with the leadership crisis that has almost halted activities at the National Assembly. He speaks with EROMOSELE EBHOMELE and other journalists about this and more in this interview.
Q: How would you describe the current crisis at the National Assembly?
I want to observe that in the present day Nigeria, there is no room for independent candidacy, and whosoever is occupying any political office is occupying it on the platform of his or her political party and that pre-supposes that every individual who is a political office holder, is expected to be a loyal member of that political party on which platform he contested and there is this saying in politics that the party is supreme. The moment you join a party, you have submitted your supremacy to that political party just like individuals submit their supremacy to the country as citizens of that country, which is why the nation can decide the fate of everybody. That does not mean that Nigerians cannot change the path of Nigeria, party members can change the cause of the party, but it must be a consensus; it must not be one person riding on his horse of ambition, trampling on what the party has achieved over the years. It is a high level of party indiscipline and it is political treachery for an individual to have a secret pact with members of an opposition party with a view to ascending to a political office. No matter what pact a member of a party has with a member of an opposition, it cannot be in the interest of the party, which he belongs. There would be some undercurrent. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper