Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. HE Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has stated that he has no hand in the state’s Assembly’s fracas that lead to the impeachment of former speaker Rt. Hon. Aliyu Sabi’u Muduru and his subsequent replacement by the House with the current Speaker Rt. Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada.
The Governor stated this when he was speaking in a thirty five paper page delivered to the senior executive management course ten participants at the institute of security studies, Bwari,Abuja.
The paper was titled executive – legislative relations and the challenges of democratic consolidation and Development in Katsina state. According to the Governor, institutions stabilizes the political system through routinization of practices and domestication of laws.
The Governor also noted that institutions such as legislative Assemblies provide the predictability in public action and policy necessary for social justice to triumph for responsive and efficient governance as well as for the rule of law to prevail.
Turning to the theme of the paper, Governor Masari said Katsina state was selected as a case study because it offers an interesting and enlightening model of relationship between the legislature and the executive.
He pointed out that the relationship in Katsina state was built upon the principle of mutual trust, cooperation, institutional independence, commitment to public service and democratic governance among others.
Governor Aminu Masari maintained that such relationship could be a model for other States in the federation to emulate. Alhaji Aminu Masari recommended among others that eternal vigilance be ensured on the part of the citizens and that the legislature must resist the temptation of being both the judge and the jury as well as that the executive must not use their powers to undermine the legislature.