A legal practitioner, Ikechukwu Ikeji while speaking on Sunrise Daily on Monday stated that the National Assmebly’s demand that President Goodluck Jonathan remove the Director General of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Aruma Oteh, is unusual.
Mr. Ikeji submitted although the demand is unusual, it is not normal for one arm of government to excercise some amount of power over another. He said that in line with checks and balances, “ it’s appropriate for some arm of government to have some form of control over the other arm.”
The House of Representatives recently called for the removal of Aruma Oteh as the DG of the commission; a petition President Goodluck is yet to grant.
Mr. Ikeji further disclosed that situation has now deteriorated such that the National Assembly has refused to allocate funds to the SEC.