Restructuring: The National Assembly Failed Nigerians – Senator Adeyeye

The Senator representing Osun Central in the National Assembly, Senator Olusola Adeyeye.

 

The Senator representing Osun Central in the National Assembly, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, has blamed the Parliament for failing to address the issue of restructuring.

Appearing on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, the lawmaker lamented the fact that the outgoing Eight Assembly could not effectively vote in support of taking the nation on the path of true federalism.

“It’s a failure on the part of the National Assembly of which I am a member and a principal officer,” he stated.

Adeyeye, who is also the Chief Whip of the National Assembly, explained that a lawmaker may have the intention of pushing calls for restructuring, it is however subject to a majority vote.

He recalled a situation in the Seventh Assembly where the issue of renouncing Nigeria’s citizenship was before the floor of the Senate.

According to him, most lawmakers voted against the proposed 18 years considered as maturity on the basis that Islam recognised any married person as being mature.

“No matter how passionately you feel about any issue, votes are taken. You win some, you lose some. And I like to remind this republic that one of the most controversial issues in the Seventh Assembly was in the issue of our effort to increase the age at which a Nigerian can renounce citizenship.

“You have to be an adult. And we tried to spell adulthood at attaining the age of 18. We took a vote and it passed. Senator Sani Yerima from Zamfara State took exception. He said that the law of Islam says once you get married, you are an adult and that the vote we are taking is an assault on the fundamental rights of Muslims in Nigeria.

“A call for a second vote (came up). Some of us approached Senator Mark and begged him not to allow a second vote. Of course, Senator Mark had been long in government. He understood that that could be an issue that could consume all of us.

“He allowed a second vote. Unfortunately, every Muslim from the north except one who had voted yes previously reversed himself and that exercised now lost by 3 votes,” he stated.

Senator Adeyeye further said that sometimes, we get so emotional about all the noise that we don’t look at all the substance of what is going on, and part of what had gone on especially in the last 4 years.

He argued that while the failure to push the issue of restructuring was a minus on the part of the National Assembly, the legislating of a country is not a straight-jacket process.

“The business of amending the constitution lies primarily in the National Assembly, however, in any country, amending the constitution is never a straight forward and an easy problem,” Adeyeye opined.

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Updated: May 14, 2019 — 7:16 am

66 Comments

  1. Politics, the lawmaker lamented the fact that the outgoing Eight Assembly could not effectively vote in support of taking the nation on the path of

  2. Senetor adeyeye calls for reconstructing of the house to keep every body working for the success and development of the country in advaance

  3. Thank paidnews for updating me with the daily news that is happening in this country

  4. all of them will face their doom one by one when the times come. they thought we don’t know what is going on there. God will face the soon.

  5. most lawmakers voted against the proposed 18 years considered as maturity on the basis that Islam recognised any married person as being mature

  6. The 8th Assembly may have failed but some of the issues raised herein is out of their hand due to our cultural and ethnic diversity. We are just too sentimental and if these issues as handled constitutionally the waybis should be, there could be mayhem

  7. “He allowed a second vote. Unfortunately, every Muslim from the north except one who had voted yes previously reversed himself and that exercised now

  8. Don’t come and be trying to exclude yourself from th Cousy @senator Adeyeye you’ve all fail us as a Nigeria and we promise you we will never be a fool again

  9. I agree with the senator, lawmakers failed in restructuring, restructuring should have been deliberated properly on the floor of the senate and house of representatives and allow the legislators to vote.. Majority wins the vote

  10. Yes, lawmakers have failed us all but definitely not their pockets. They are only concern about their pockets and not the well being of the nation.

  11. Thanks for always updating us on the news on what’s happening in the world. It is very important to know what’s going on because so many people may be afflicted by the actions of not knowing what is happening in the world

  12. Senator Adeyeye further said that sometimes, we get so emotional about all the noise that we don’t look at all the substance of what is going on, and part of what had gone on especially in the last 4 years. He argued that while the failure to push the issue of restructuring was a minus on the part of the National Assembly, the legislating of a country is not a straight-jacket process.

  13. The Senator representing Osun Central in the National Assembly, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, has blamed the Parliament for failing to address the issue of restructuring.

  14. I can’t believe we pay these men such huge amount of money and yet we still pass through difficulties as such.i still can’t Cypher this.

  15. “It’s a failure on the part of the National Assembly of which I am a member and a principal officer,” he stated. Is it too late now sir?

  16. The PDP said that its premise is based on the fact that a judicial officer of Bulkachuwa’s standing “must not only be above board but be seen to be above board at all times”.

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