Saraki and Dogara Are Thieves, They Have Been Padding The Budget For Four Years - Tinubu

Published 6 months ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 05:51 AM, 22/04/2019 (6 months ago)

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday accused the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, of allegedly hijacking and padding national budgets for the four years that the party had been in power.

He claimed that the two presiding officers of the National Assembly always padded the budgets with pet projects that profited them while they cut funds appropriated to projects that would have benefited Nigerians.

Tinubu made the allegations in a statement made available to journalists by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.

He was reacting to reports that he was backing some persons as leaders of the Ninth National Assembly because of his alleged interest in the 2023 presidential race.

The former Lagos State governor said rather than a future political ambition, his desire to prevent a repeat of Saraki and Dogara’s era was responsible for his support for the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC for the National Assembly leadership.

He said, “With the Senate leadership usurped by regressive elitists, that chamber constituted a brake on progress and good governance.

“The Senate leadership, and to a lesser degree, the House leadership, stymied the APC legislative initiatives while attempting to hoist noxious, reactionary and self-interested legislation on the nation.

“Just look at the way Saraki, Dogara and their ilk hijacked the budget process these past four years. National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad budgets with pet projects that would profit them.

“Even worse, they cut funds intended to prosper projects that would have benefited the average person. After four years of their antics halting the progress of government, we should do all we can to prevent a repeat of their malign control of the National Assembly.

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Wazubia at 06:21 AM, 22/04/2019 (6 months ago)
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KETTLE CALLING POT BLACK.
ONLY IN NAIJA.
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Baye77 at 06:26 AM, 22/04/2019 (6 months ago)
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Ofcourse we know this.
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kp45 at 06:45 AM, 22/04/2019 (6 months ago)
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Useless leaders with useless excuses.
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tonyigho at 10:05 AM, 22/04/2019 (6 months ago)
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Your own hands clean ? Thief dey call thief ole.
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Brave5500 at 11:34 PM, 22/04/2019 (5 months ago)
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Then wat r u? gorilla
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