Thursday , 14 December 2017

2018 Budget: Why We Didn’t Disgrace Buhari – Lawmakers

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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the House of Representatives have explained why they shelved their planned protest against President Muhammadu Buhari.

The lawmakers said they decided to suspend the protest because of the respect they have for the office of the president and speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

Recall that the rep members had earlier threaten to protest when the president will present the 2018 appropriation bill to a joint session of the National Assembly over the pace of implementation of the 2017 budget.

Toby Okechukwu, a PDP cheiftain, said the lawmakers were not happy with the pace of implementation of the 2017 budget.

He added that it was not just the PDP lawmakers who planned the protest, but also members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

“It’s not a PDP thing per say,” he said.

“In 2016 he brought N6 trillion, N7 trillion in 2017 and now he is bringing N8 trillion, we are not interested in the trillion, we are not interested in the trillions but rather what you can implement.

“If you don’t have N8trn, why don’t you budget for what you have? It is just mere deception”, he added.

Another lawmaker from Lagos State, Oghene Egoh, also said the lawmakers were aggrieved because of the slow pace of implementation of the 2017 budget.

“2017 was not well implemented, now you bring 2018. We thought about protesting against the president but the speaker appealed to us that in the interest of the country,” he said.

“That shows you PDP, we are people who are willing to work for the betterment of the country,” he said.

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“It was purely on principle that we fight for implementation. The generality of the people suffer it, that was the reason. But we thank God we dropped the idea and today the budget has been laid.”

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