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Attention! The Nigerian Legislative Arm

Francis Onyema

Dear Distinguished Lawmakers,

It is important to remind you, once again, that the Legislature is supposed to be the symbol of our democracy, yet, it is one institution that has held us back in many ways. This is given the fact that the interests of the ruling class have become more sacrosanct in the discharge of your legislative duties, as lawmakers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, over the interests of the common Nigerian masses. The summon of the IGP over the “undignified" manner the Police treated Senator Dino Melaye, despite the ongoing massacre of the Benue people for more than 12 months, ascertains this claim.

Meanwhile, today, President Muhammadu Buhari demystified the mystery that has held us back by encouraging that the Legislature should provide the legal framework for the anti-corruption war to be sustained. His words: “Permit me to also seize this opportunity to call on the Legislature which provides the legal framework for the anti-corruption war to add more verve to the determination of government to rid our nation of the brazen corruption witnessed in recent years, through reviewing archaic provisions in our laws and proactive passage of new legislation.”

This day, therefore, we, the real owners of Nigeria, join Mr President in one voice, to make this urgent demand for the following bills to be sponsored, debated and passed into law by you:

1 Bills that guarantees the punishment for corrupt practices by public office holders, including the Police, is death by hanging.

2 To review and improve existing laws that guarantees equality before the law and access to justice.

3 Bills that facilitates the diversification of our economy so as to create jobs for the common Nigerian masses.

4 Bills that facilitates the implementation of our extant health laws in order to improve our health sector.

5 Bills that ensures the reformation of Nigeria Police Force to meet its basic obligation of protection of lives and properties.

This petition has been signed by concerned Nigerians:

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Please, join this simple but important movement to bring about positive change in our society, today, by signing this petition and circulating it, until it gets to our distinguished lawmakers and other appropriate authorities.


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