Friction between Executive and Legislature should not be overheated – Doyin Okupe

Channels Television  
Updated September 23, 2012

In the wake of growing tensions between the legislature and the executive, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs has appealed to the legislature not to overheat the polity in the interest of democracy.

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Mister Okupe said it is normal for disagreements to exist between different arms of government in a democracy, but  appealed that disagreements must be held in moderation as both arms of government were working to better the lives of the people.

Noting that the present misunderstanding between the two branches of government was unhealthy, the presidential aide expressed the belief that the lawmakers were driven by their passion to ensure the substantial execution of projects as a way to accelerate the nation’s development.

Dr. Okupe said that the Federal Government meant well.

There have been renewed tensions between the executive and the national assembly over the failure of the presidency to implement resolutions reached by the national assembly.