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Federal House of Representatives rejects Buhari’s New Executive Order on Corruption

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    Federal House of Representatives rejects Buhari’s New Executive Order on Corruption

    The new executive order on corruption recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari has been rejected by the federal house of representatives, TheCable reports.

    Last week Buhari signed the executive aimed at withholding owners of assets under investigation accessing their assets.

    The order would help boost his administration’s fight against corruption, the president claimed.

    However, at plenary on Wednesday, Nicholas Ossai from Delta state, moved a motion seeking to suspend the order, claiming that the executive order, among other things, contradicts the recovery of public property act which vests the federal high court with powers to direct; or prohibit any disposition of properties belonging to persona under investigation.

    “The executive order number is similar to the dreaded decree number 2 of 1984 that could be used as an instrument to hunt, traumatize, harass and victimize perceived political opponents,” he said.

    Bode Ayorinde from Ondo said the order is against the principles of democracy, the news site gathered.

    According to him, “we are in a democracy and there is a clear separation of powers, this should not be allowed.”

    The motion which argues that the order usurps the constitutional powers of the national assembly to make laws and also hijacks the powers of the judiciary, was sponsored by 27 other lawmakers.

    Majority of the lawmakers, as reported by TheCable, voted against it when it was put to a voice vote.

    In protest, lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) staged a walkout.

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had kicked against the order, describing it as a descent to fascism. The opposition party further threatened to file legal action against Buhari, the news site notes.
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