The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has called for the adoption of the parliamentary system of government by scrapping the presidential system of government that Nigeria practises currently.
The call was made known on Tuesday in Abuja by the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR while contributing to the discussion at the Stakeholders Engagement on Transparency of the Electoral Process organized by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in collaboration with the European Center for Electoral Support.
According to the National Chairman, parliamentary system of government is cheaper when compared to the presidential system of government.
He further revealed that presidential system of government is lacking in the required check and balance for running an effective democracy.
Nigeria has been practicing the presidential system of government since 1999.
The presidential system of government is a system of government where the President has strong powers to function as head of government independent of the legislature. The President has executive powers which he can exercise directly or indirectly through his ministers .Section 5 of the 1999 constitution provides as follows: ”Subject to the provisions of this constitution, the executive powers of the Federation shall be vested in the President and may subject as aforesaid and to the provisions of any law made by the National Assembly, be exercised by him either directly or through the Vice-President and Minister of the Government of the Federation; and [b] shall extend to execution and maintenance of this constitution, all laws made by the National Assembly and to all matters with respect to which the National Assembly has, for the time being, power to make laws.”
The President is also the Commander-in –Chief of the armed forces of the federation. By section 218 of the 1999 constitution, he is to determine the operational use of the armed forces of the federation.
In the other hand, parliamentary system is a democratic form of government in which the party (or a coalition of parties) with the greatest representation in the parliament (legislature) forms the government, its leader becoming prime minister or chancellor. Executive functions are exercised by members of the parliament appointed by the prime minister to the cabinet. The parties in the minority serve in opposition to the majority and have the duty to challenge it regularly. Prime ministers may be removed from power whenever they lose the confidence of a majority of the ruling party or of the parliament. The parliamentary system originated in Britain and was adopted in several of its former colonies.
The National Chairman further stated that work of National Assembly should be made part-time rather than a full time job.
PRP belongs to the downtrodden – Falalu Bello
The National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has disclosed that the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) was the party of the downtrodden.
The National Chairman made this known at the party national secretariat in Abuja today while receiving the party leaders and stakeholders from Kogi State.
The delegation led by the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Sunday Davis Ozomata had briefed the National Chairman about the progress and developments achieved, strategies and plans by the Kogi State Chapter of the party. They also appreciated the quality leadership and immense contributions being given by the National Chairman towards the development of the party in Kogi State.
On his part, the National Chairman has applauded the Kogi State Chapter of the PRP for the progress made and appreciated their level of coordination, unity and determination towards resuscitating the party in the state. He also urged them to put more efforts particularly on the areas of growing and strengthening the membership base of the party in the state as doing that will enable the party gain more grounds and win elections.
Recall that PRP makes a remarkable comeback to the Nigerian political arena with prominent Nigerians such as Prof. Attahiru Jega, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, among others already joined the party.
Eid-ul-Kabir: PRP urges Nigerians to be brothers’ keepers
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has felicitated with all Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Kabir 2021 celebration.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Falalu Bello and made available to newsmen on Sunday.
Part of the statement reads: “the Eid-ul-Kabir festival symbolizes and promotes the spirit of self sacrifice. Therefore, the PRP uses this significant occasion to exhort Nigerians to continue to show love and mercy to one another.
“With the security situation in the country that is worsening by the day coupled with the gnawing poverty in the land, it is obvious that millions of Nigerians will not have the luxury of revelling in the season. Hence, the PRP considers it pertinent to call on the Muslims nationwide to fervently pray for the nation as they celebrate Eid-ul-Kabir for God’s urgent intervention.
“In addition, we call on the governments at all levels to come up with urgent and proactive strategies that would put an end to the myriad problems of general insecurity, banditry, unemployment, hunger, bad economy, among others.
“Finally, the PRP rejoices with Muslims nationwide at this festive time and wishes them a happy celebration. And as we celebrate, let us all recommit ourselves, individually and collectively, to make Nigeria a safer, equitable, progressive and more egalitarian fatherland for all irrespective of our ethnic, religious and/or cultural plurality,” the statement revealed.
2021: PRP vows to win Anambra guber election
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has expressed its readiness and determination to defeat other political parties in the Anambra State Governorship election slated for November 6, 2021.
The Anambra State Chairman of the party, Hon. Mathias N. Aninwachukwu, in a press statement made available on Sunday, disclosed that the prospect of the party was high and bright considering the fact that their candidate, Dr. Nnamdi Nwawuo had been duly screened and given a clean bill of health by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last Friday.
Part of the statement reads; “in spite of the fact that this is the first time PRP is contesting gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the clean bill of health received by our candidate from INEC had indisputably shown that our candidate will participate in the November governorship poll and it is an indication that our party has the strength to win the election overwhelmingly.
“The above development has also exposed and terminated the activities of some imposters who are desperate to embarrass and tarnish the reputable name of our great party, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
“As the oldest surviving political party in Nigeria, PRP has good policies and programs for the Ndi Anambra with job creation, agriculture, industrialization, transformation of health sector, provision of basic and functional education as primary priorities.
“Finally, we use this medium to encourage our party members and supporters across Anambra State to continue working diligently, harmoniously and peacefully so as to ensure the party reach its deserved destination which is victory,” the statement revealed.