Legislative Immunity: National Assembly betrays Nigerians, says Faparusi

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Bamidele Faparusi, has described the approval of immunity by the National Assembly for federal lawmakers as a flagrant betrayal of Nigerians.

Faparusi said the approval of the legislative immunity was a desperate attempt to frustrate the anti-graft war of the APC-led Federal Government.

The two chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday fiddled with the constitution in the ongoing review process and approved immunity for members.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti, Faparusi said the issue had cast a doubt on the integrity of the federal legislators and confirmed the widespread rumour that they were averse to the anti-graft war of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Faparusi, however, showered encomiums on the two chambers for approving full-fledged autonomy for the 774 councils and financial autonomy for the Houses of Assembly in the country, saying that would expedite development at the grass-roots.

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