Chief Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, Coordinator of the Ohanaeze Youth Wing in the South South, has urged politicians to focus on public interest.
Arthur-Ugwa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa, on Friday, that the timely intervention of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the crisis, averted national embarrassment.
He said the sack of Lawal Daura, the former Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the unauthorised barricade of the National Assembly was timely and restored the confidence of the international community.
According to him, the entire world was watching the development which ran contrary to the concept of separation of powers.
He observed that the legislature was an independent arm of government and the handling of relationships between the two arms of government must be in accordance with the Constitution.
He said: “We applaud the Acting President for promptly reacting and calling the DSS to order. It was also a signal to other overzealous security [agencies] who act outside the laws. The Acting President has really shown that he is really a Professor of Law by standing on the side of the law. We also want to urge the political class to focus more on issues of public interest, rather than their personal interest.
“The whole noise in the past week has been less on public interest. They are there to represent the people and they should discuss more on the public good than themselves.
“They are not addressing the challenges facing us as a nation. We have insecurity in many parts of the nation and there is unemployment and hunger, but all they talk about is about themselves and their welfare.”