By Victor Ernest
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun has pleaded with the legislature and the executive arms of government to maintain ”civility”.
Oyegun made the call after a closed-door meeting between the party’s National Working Committee and the Senate Caucus of the APC on Tuesday in Abuja.
Call for ceasefire
He appealed with the two arms of government to maintain some ”level of respect and civility”.
”There should be what I will call a ceasefire in terms of the kind of abuse that is used all round on one institution of government or the other even principal parties of these institutions,” he insisted.
He expressed optimism that though the meeting with the caucus was the first, such interactions would continue for the strengthening of the party and national development.
The APC chairman commended leaders of the National Assembly for speaking with one voice after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday,
He then urged them to continue in that spirit for the entrenchment of democracy in the country.
Senate not distracted
Senate President Bukola Saraki called for mutual respect among the different arms of government.
He said regular consultations between the legislative arm of government and the party is important whether there were issues or not,
”It is unfortunate, but the most important thing is that a lot of stakeholders must respect this institution,” he stated.
”We are focused on the major issues and we are not going to be distracted on that. We are still going to do our work,” the senate president added.