Dogara, Jubrin and other tales

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Although Adams, a top-notch Federalist and deep-rooted political philosopher went on to become the first Vice President and later second President of the USA, succeeding the immortal George Washington, the 'burden' which comes with serving in the legislature as against the Executive branch was not lost on him throughout his distinguished career.

Colunmist, Niyi Akinnaso, writing in the back page of The Punch Newspaper of Tuesday, August 2, 2016 captures this mindset succinctly when he asserted thus: "Whatever the outcome of the investigation, however, the alleged culprits have fallen short of the honour and respect due to their ranks, at least in the court of public opinion ".

I do need to point out, however, that the essence of my intervention today is neither to denigrate Jubrin , nor question his integrity ( members of the 7th and 8th Assembly are free to draw up their own conclusions); rather my concern centers around how to preserve the sacred institution of the legislature, rather than have its disgruntled members lie through the teeth, in a classic rehash of the 'You Tarka me, I Daboh you' episode.

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