The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello on Wednesday described lawmakers who made the proposed 2019 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari rowdy as a bunch of poorly-trained lawmakers at their youthful age.
Bello said, the lawmakers’ actions at the joint section of National Assembly on Wednesday show they are not just self-centered, but bent on destroying Nigeria and its democracy.
The governor, said this while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the Anchor Borrowers Programme Gala Night at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday night.” Daily Post reports.
Buhari on Wednesday while reading 2019 budget, was booed and interrupted by lawmakers of opposition parties each time he mentioned an achievement by his administration.
As the President mentioned each achievement, the protesters chorused, ‘No!’ Lie! Boo!’ ‘Propaganda!’
The APC lawmakers made a counter move by cheering the President, ‘Sai Baba!’ Both sides raised their voices as Buhari read the budget.
Bello, however, noted that President Buhari remained calm despite the provocations from the lawmakers and displayed his fatherly love for Nigeria.
Asked his reaction to the drama that played out during the budget proposal presentation, Bello said “Well, first of all, two distinct human beings. A father and a gentleman who has the interest of the country at heart, President Muhammadu Buhari has displayed his stuff and bent on destroying this country and democracy have also shown themselves today.
“As I said sometimes back that when you have a child that is not well trained by his parents, he will constitute a menace to the society. And that is what we witnessed today at the National Assembly.
“The National Assemblies are supposed to be made of men and women of character and integrity. We’ve seen those who constitute such class of human being today and those that constitute a menace to the society in the National Assembly today.
“But above all, I thank God and thank President for a wonderful presentation of 2019 Budget estimates and which we all believe will take Nigeria to the next level by the grace of God.” he also said.