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Buhari’s aide Onochie backs Okorocha’s call for House of Reps to be scrapped



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Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media matters, Lauretta Onochie, has applauded Senator Rochas Okorocha for calling for the scrapping of the House of Representatives in Nigeria.

Okorocha, a former Imo State governor and a senator representing Imo West, had on Thursday, called for the reduction of the number of federal lawmakers.

He said that senators could do the work that members of the House of Representatives from various state appeared to be doing.

“Mr. President of the Senate, distinguished colleagues, let’s tell ourselves the truth. Look at the number of House of Representatives members and Senators.

“To me, what is too important that a House member is doing that a Senator from the same state is not doing?

“It is time for us to sacrifice and I want to say that a Senator is enough to represent a State in order to cut cost. We must do sacrifice for the nation,” Okorocha had said.

Responding to that, Onochie, in a post on her Twitter handle, commended Okorocha and said he spoke the minds of most Nigerians.

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Onochie wrote, “I never thought that we would hear this on the floor of our National Assembly. In Nigeria. Wow!

“I must applaud Sen. Okorocha for his bravery. I hope he spoke the mind of the majority of our Assembly men and women because he spoke the mind of most Nigerians. God bless Nigeria.”

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