Indicted Senators unfit to make laws, says group


    By Lanre Adesanya

    The Take Our Country Back Movement, has questioned the temerity of lawmakers in the National Assembly to make laws for Nigerians not minding the fact that most of them are of questionable character.

    The convener of the group Adeola Samuel Ilori,Esq made the assertion, while briefing a press conference held at the Rights House CDHR, Ikeja Lagos.

    “It is a known fact that 12  senators including the Senate President Bukola Saraki in the 8th Assembly are currently standing trials in various financial crimes and other misdemeanors validates the facts that the masses have not been, would not be and can never be truly represented in various capacities.

    “At the same time,30 Senators also are currently being investigated by the anti grafts agencies spells doom for our democracy and the future of our children and the unborn generations.

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    The Human rights lawyer noted that section 66 of the Nigerian 1999 constitution (as amended ) which state inter alia that “a person shall be unworthy to make laws for the country once he had been indicted”.

    “Many of them are not only indicted but standing trials for various misdemeanors, yet want to make laws for us to obey. We won’t take it

    “They can’t be allowed to make laws for us, though they cleared themselves but in our view they are not, we are poise to take back our country.

    The group made six demands,”we demand resignation of the senators already indicted.

    “Pay cut: Salaries and allowance, immediate passage of 2017 National budget without further delay, pass bill to establish special courts for financial crimes, the whistles blowers protection bills lying fallow in their chamber, the executive must also ensure that the country experience true federalism.