House of Reps caution members against interfering in Senate crisis
AGAINST the backdrop of happenings in the upper chamber under the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki, the House of Representatives has called for restraint from its members.
Chairman House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Sani Zorro, made this known to journalists in Kano at the weekend.
He explained that, “Concerning the unhealthy development in the upper chamber, I want assure you that the leadership of the House of Representatives has already initiated a troubleshooting exercise to ensure the development does not spill over into the House.”
Zorro appealed that, “As the spokesman of the House of Representatives, I am appealing to our members, let us leave the initiative to the leadership of the House to deploy conflict resolution mechanism that it has always used, to intervene quietly for the settlement of the dispute in the upper chamber.”
Assuring that this was not without prejudice to the legal tussle that is before the judiciary.
Speaking on his personal opinion about the matter, Zorro said, “My own personal opinion is that this matter will best be resolved if the party asserts itself, if the party intervenes decisively. It is in the best position to help to facilitate a political resolution of this matter.”
He further charged that it was the party that has produced the Senate President. And it is the party that has produced majority members of the Senate, stressing that the comment was not an attempt to intervene in the internal affairs of the upper chamber.
“We have full respect for them. We have full confidence in their ability also to resolve the stalemate, which is partly political in nature. As the Chamber of Wisdom and as a chamber made up of experienced Nigerian leaders. We are therefore looking forward to an end to this,” he stated.
Referring that what is obtained at the Senate chamber was not the first time similar things hap