Editor's note: Gabriel Ikese, a political analyst based in Jos, Plateau state in this piece described Legislators as an embodiment of untainted character with high level of integrity, uprightness and moral decency.
Ikese however, condemned the attitude of Nigerian lawmakers as regards to the 2019 budget and calls for an attitudinal change.
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The ideal of popular election of Legislators is generally regarded as admirable. Yet the selection process does not always permit the widest possible choices. And that has been our albatross here in Nigeria.
The legislature is expected to reflect the electorate’s preferences, but that is in the Whiteman countries, not in our clime. In the 8th session of the National Assembly, it is rarely the case. If you followed the antecedents of our lawmakers and the trajectory of the NASS, you will obviously smell the dead rat.
In saner democracies around the globe, the legislature is an institution of reputable model for discipline and patriotism.
It is the sanctimonious fulcrum of any working democracy as showcased in the America system.
Legislators were embodiment of untainted character with high level of integrity, uprightness and moral decency.
But that is clearly not our portion as the difference is miles apart.