Obasanjo Blasts National Assembly:They are a Den of Corruption Occupied by Unarmed Robbers

Date: 24-11-2016 10:46 am (5 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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Speaking during the First Akintola Williams annual lecture in Lagos on Wednesday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, launched a fresh attack on the National Assembly, describing it as a “den of corruption”, which is occupied by “unarmed robbers”.  The ex-president who recommended that the ongoing President Buhari's anti-corruption was in the judiciary be extended to the legislative arm of government, said the corruption in Nigeria’s parliament “stinks to high heavens”. “If the judiciary is being cleaned, what of the national assembly which stinks much worse than the judiciary?” he asked.
“The national assembly cabal of today is worse than any cabal that anybody may find anywhere in our national governance system at any time. Members of the national assembly pay themselves allowances for staff and offices they do not have or maintain. “Once you are a member, you are co-opted and your mouth is stuffed with rottenness and corruption that you cannot opt out as you go home with not less than N15 million a month for a senator and N10 million a month for a member of the house of representatives. The national assembly is a den of corruption by a gang of unarmed robbers. “Most of them conduct themselves and believe that they are not answerable to anybody. They are blatant in their misbehaviour, cavalier in their misconduct and arrogant in the misuse of parliamentary immunity as a shield against reprisals for their irresponsible acts of malfeasance and/or outright banditry.”
 Obasanjo wondered why the legislative arm of government had chosen not to be transparent with the nation’s budget, and also condemned the “gang up against the whistleblower”, obviously making reference to Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of reps appropriation committee.
 He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene, and purged the parliament of corruption.
 
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“Budget padding must not go unpunished. It is a reality, which is a regular and systemic practice. Nobody should pull wool over the eyes of Nigerians.
“Ganging up to intimidate and threaten the life of whistle blower is deplorable and undemocratic. What of the so-called constituency projects which is a veritable source of corruption? These constituency projects are spread over the budget for members of the national assembly for which they are the initiators and the contractors directly or by proxy and money would be fully drawn with the project only partially executed or not executed at all.
“The national assembly budget process is not only carried out in opaque and corruptive manner but also in grossly unconstitutional manner. Hence, our lawmakers are lawbreakers. They are the accused, the prosecutor, the defenders and the judge in their own case.
 “We should not continue to live with the impunity and corruption of the national assembly. Yes, I believe that something can and should be done. The president should ride on the crest of the popularity of what is happening in the judiciary to set up a highly technical team of incorruptible investigators to look into the so-called constituency projects of the past and the present and bring culprits to book. "The president has overall responsibility and accountability for any fund appropriated under his watch. There would be many of such projects and the national assembly would try to frustrate such necessary investigation. But the project sites are known and magnitude of funds voted for them are known. The investigation will reveal the true situation,”
he said.


Posted: at 24-11-2016 10:46 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
- beneno at 24-11-2016 10:55 AM (5 years ago)
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Obasanjo ,fry pan calling kettle black.come go ayelala shrine go swear wether you too no follow steal Nigeria money.Barawo  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 24-11-2016 10:55 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gogoman at 24-11-2016 10:56 AM (5 years ago)
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YES YOU ARE RIGHT BABA!! THOSE IDIOTA ALWAYS BLOCK ANY BILL WEY DEM NO GO SEE MONEY INSIDE
Posted: at 24-11-2016 10:56 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- waytoheaven at 24-11-2016 10:58 AM (5 years ago)
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as much as we may not wanna like BABA he is saying the truth, our beloved country has suffered from series of cabal and corrupt law makers from 1999 till date, each year,it keeps growing, how can law makers who re just ordinary representative of the citizen earn so much as 15mils monthly minus other cash they would get daily,the nation is dying but their own pocket keeps growing, this country need a purge or revolution from the top,else this is just THE BEGINING of suffering for the masses..quote me on this in 13month to come.
Posted: at 24-11-2016 10:58 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- EDDYPRINCE at 24-11-2016 11:36 AM (5 years ago)
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Baba has spoken well
Posted: at 24-11-2016 11:36 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EDDYPRINCE at 24-11-2016 11:37 AM (5 years ago)
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They re all tiffs, and nid to be investigated
Posted: at 24-11-2016 11:37 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- emytex74 at 24-11-2016 12:02 PM (5 years ago)
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Now you know and you wetin you be
Posted: at 24-11-2016 12:02 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- concentrate at 24-11-2016 12:11 PM (5 years ago)
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On this one, I strongly agree with OBJ
Posted: at 24-11-2016 12:11 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kison at 24-11-2016 01:21 PM (5 years ago)
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na today Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 24-11-2016 01:21 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Makodama at 24-11-2016 02:20 PM (5 years ago)
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They are responsible for the 'partial death' of Nigeria today...
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- Makodama at 24-11-2016 02:21 PM (5 years ago)
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They are responsible for the 'partial death' of Nigeria today...
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- 08020662715 at 24-11-2016 02:33 PM (5 years ago)
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Baba I gree baba but for your own time baba na you start thing s way your boys day now why you day couple please no couple the country money is in your hand 2. Please stop talking bring back the money.or you will pay it in heave and no work in heave so how can you pay.in heave? God is wetting for you ever thing you do.

Posted: at 24-11-2016 02:33 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Trueyarn at 24-11-2016 02:45 PM (5 years ago)
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Shut up your dirty mouth you all nah thieves,no be you first spoil them with bribe when you wan go for third term?
Posted: at 24-11-2016 02:45 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- AmazingMarie at 24-11-2016 03:23 PM (5 years ago)
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who can purge those parliamentary members of corruption? it is deeply rooted in their skin.
Posted: at 24-11-2016 03:23 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Novic at 24-11-2016 03:34 PM (5 years ago)
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Na true you talk Mr obj, but don't forget say na you  don't forget that na you cause all that,  na you make them corrupt,  all of you are the Same
Posted: at 24-11-2016 03:34 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- diutopep at 24-11-2016 03:37 PM (5 years ago)
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He is somehow right
And @d same time, it sounds like when pot calls kettle black!!
Posted: at 24-11-2016 03:37 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- emma4love3 at 24-11-2016 03:38 PM (5 years ago)
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well am confuse i dont knw whp to believe now
Posted: at 24-11-2016 03:38 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- diutopep at 24-11-2016 03:43 PM (5 years ago)
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Corruption seems to has bcom our birth right in this country
So, I don't see it being completely eradicated!
Posted: at 24-11-2016 03:43 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- christianity at 24-11-2016 04:57 PM (5 years ago)
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so this man is still alive?Huh???
Posted: at 24-11-2016 04:57 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chukkychukky at 24-11-2016 06:03 PM (5 years ago)
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even u too baba

Posted: at 24-11-2016 06:03 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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