The controversy surrounding the war of words between the Presidency and National Assembly escalated yesterday.
Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Ali Gulak said though there is no love lost between the two arms of government, Senate President David Mark was matured in his presentation, but Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal was combative and unbecoming.
Reacting to the fallout of the 2013 budget proposal presented by President Jonathan on Wednesday to both chambers, Gulak said while comments by Mark was very matured, that of Tambuwal literally laid ambush on the President and that the Speaker acted as if he was competing for power with the President.
His comment was coming on the heel of similar pummelling of the federal lawmakers by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, that the leadership of the National Assembly was unfair to the president in their comments at the chamber.
"Decency demands that you put your points for consideration, not to act as if you are competing for power with Mr. President," Gulak said.