The House of Representatives is to investigate the constitutional compliance of all subsidiary legislation s and Executive Orders by the executive arm of government.
This followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Representative Nicholas Ossai who noted that the Executive Order number 006 of 2018 is similar to the dreaded decree number two of 1984 that could be used as an instrument to hunt, traumatize, harass and victimize perceived political opponents.
In his lead debate Representative Nicholas Ossai observed that the executive Order is a clear usurpation of legislative and judicial powers and a replication of subsisting legislations such as section eight of the recovery of public Property Act of 1983, and certain provisions of Economic and Financial Crimea Commission Act.
He wants the President to suspend and discontinuance the application and implementation of executive order in view of its controversial nature.
Representative Nnana Igbokwe holds a different opinion but he was ruled out of order.
Some of the lawmakers who spoke in favour of the motion questioned the rationale behind the executive order and wants the legislature to rise up against it.
The motion however turned rowdy when Representatives Sadiq Abubakar stood to speak against the motion.
The motion was put to a voice vote with the ayes having their way.