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Published On: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2013

Kidnappers Bill: Relationship between Uduaghan, Delta Lawmakers Soars

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UDUAGHAN Speaker Delta State House of Assembly, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa ...


The relationship between Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and members of Delta State House of Assembly seems to have gone soar as a result of the recently passed bill of death sentence on kidnappers.
Reacting to the issue, Uduaghan, has said the state House of Assembly has no business making laws for him, citing what he described as “compelling reasons” for not signing the anti-kidnapping bill into law, which was overridden last Wednesday by the House. He said the legislators goofed when they allegedly went out of their boundaries to order him on how to empower the police.
The lawmakers, meantime, insisted that what they did was needful. Addressing assembly correspondents, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, also Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Johnson Erijo, said: “Yes, the House stood its ground and did the needful for the bill to be passed into law and that is the beauty of democracy.”
The governor, citing Section 17 of the bill, which has become law, said in the letter to the Assembly: “It is my view that the state House of Assembly is not in a position to legislate for the governor to make regulations empowering the Nigeria Police Force to undertake the acts specified under section 17 (ii) of the bill.”

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