By Christiana Alawa
A youths advocate and House of Representatives aspirant, Engineer Wofai Ewa has said that if elected, he will consider a bill to repeal the legislative immunity law recently assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr. Ewa who said that given the peculiar nature of the Nigerian polity, there was need for the citizenry to hold legislators accountable for their actions stated this Sunday in Calabar while speaking on topical issues weekly radio program, “The Dialogue With Agba Jalingo” on Hit 95.9 FM where he argued that the law was not a necessary piece of legislation.
He posited that the countries which had the law in place were far advanced in democracy than Nigeria and predicted a situation where lawmakers will exploit the law to their own advantage.
Also, he said if a legislator was acting in concord with his constituents and within the ambits of the law, there was no need for immunity especially as the people are agitating for the removal of the immunity clause on the executive.
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