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Senate is on good terms with President – APC

The APC however denied the PDP's claim via a statement released by chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had insinuated that there was a rift between the executive and the legislature which led the upper chamber to reject Buhari’s ambassadorial list.

The APC however denied the claim via a statement released by chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

The statement reads:

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“This assurance is in reaction to a statement credited to a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suggesting a rift between the executive and legislature following the Senate’s return of the list of non-career ambassadors to the presidency for review.”

“The Senate, in the adopted report of its Committee on Foreign Affairs stated on Tuesday that the decision to return the list followed petitions received on the nominations and went ahead to propose that the presidency review the ambassadorial list.

“Hence, attempts by the PDP to give the Senate action a political coloration and other negative interpretations are unnecessary and misleading.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is a democrat and does not subscribe to the idea of “controlling” the National Assembly as was the practice with the PDP during its 16-year misrule of the country.

“Respect for the principle of the Rule of Law and the constitutional provisions of Separation of Power between the three arms of government is a best practice and also healthy for our democracy.

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“The powers and duties of the three arms of government are clearly spelt out in the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and President Muhammadu Buhari respects them.”

The Senate, on Tuesday, November 15, rejected the list of non-career ambassadors due to the number of petitions against the nominees.

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