Critical Times News : Lawmakers should have dock Buhari for questioning after budget presentation — Sen Sani

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Lawmakers should have dock Buhari for questioning after budget presentation — Sen Sani



Senator representing Kaduna central district in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has said there was no significant progress in the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government in 2018 compared to the previous year.

Speaking as a guest on Thursday when he appeared on Channels TV’s Politics Today in Abuja, he also said his colleagues missed the opportunity of allowing the leadership of the National Assembly dock the President and question the figures he reeled out before the lawmakers during his 2019 budget presentation.

Recall that there were cheers and jeers when President Buhari was addressing the lawmakers which led to an abrupt adjournment of the joint sitting of the National Assembly.

Fleshing up the skeletal reaction he shared on social media, Sani said: “As far as I am concerned, the performance of the government has not made any significant progress with regards to 2017 and now.

“But booing the president is not the best way to challenge those facts. We could have had the opportunity of the leaders of both Houses (of Parliament) put the President in dock and challenge his figures but it was missed.

“Naturally, the parliament is not a graveyard or library where you want people to be silent. But it is also not a beer parlour or a bus station.

“As far as I am concerned, we could have put him (Buhari) to task and ask him questions and also challenge those figures that he presented before us.

“For me, even the figures he raised are questionable but the opportunity for one to put his figures to fact was missed actually.”

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