A member in the House of Representatives, representing Mainland constituency, Hon. Jide Jimoh has described the demand by some senators for immunity and life pension for National Assembly presiding officers as a total fraud.
He made this call on Monday while reacting to the proposed life pension and immunity clause discussed recently by the national Assembly.
According to the lawmaker, there shouldn’t be any immunity clause or life pension for lawmakers in Nigeria. It is nothing but total fraud. The main duty of federal legislatures is to make laws that would better the life of Nigerians. Therefore whoever that is agitating for such has problem. “Let us go back to the drawing board to work on our goals that will benefit the majority of Nigerians that are suffering not for individual, he said.
Jimoh stressed that politics is a serious business that required good policies, representations and proper actions, saying as lawmakers their duties is to perform their responsibilities in line with the constitution and not pursuing immunity clause and life pension.
“As for me I am not in support of anti-peoples’ policies or laws. What I know is that everyone would be judged according to is deeds. What I know is that any law that is against the Nigerians will not stand. I am order with the position of the people on devilish immunity clause and life pension, he said.
it would recalled that the Senate Adhoc Committee on Constitution amendments at the end of a two-day retreat on constitution review recently stirred the hornet’s nest over its recommendations, to guard its presiding officers, as well as those of state Houses of Assemblies, from prosecution arguing that since the other two arms of government, Executive and Judiciary, are enjoying immunity, the third arm ought to follow suit.