The Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekeweremadu, has revealed why the executive and the legislative arms constantly clash in Nigeria.
The lawmaker said the constant frosty relationship between the two arms of government is due to the highhandedness of the executive.
Ekweremadu spoke yesterday in Abuja at the formal launch of the Responsive Political Party Programme, RPPP, of the International Republican Institute, IRI.
He said executive excesses couched in party supremacy which strives to impose leadership on the parliament, is always the reason for the loggerheads.
According to him, “In the face of executive belligerence that usually follows, the parliamentarians would naturally rally around their popularly elected leadership in defence of the principle of separation of powers.
“Even when such imposition succeeds, it hardly lasts, as the history of the National Assembly in the current democratic dispensation clearly shows.
The DSP further admitted that there was often lack of synergy between the political parties and their members in the parliament.