Missing Budget is a Mark of Indiscipline in the Nigerian Senate – Akande
Former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande has expressed disappointment in the leadership of the Senate over the alleged missing 2016 budget, saying it was a fallout of indiscipline that produced the current Senate leadership.
Speaking at his residence in Ila-Orangun during an event organized to mark his 77th birthday, Akande lamented that a document as huge as the Nigeria’s budget could be declared missing in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
The 2016 budget proposal laid before the senate on December 22, 2015 by President Buhari was declared missing by the senate during the week.
Senate President Bukola Saraki later accused presidential aide Ita Enang of circulating a different version of the budget proposal at the national assembly.
The APC chieftain said his party was mindful of the consequences of allowing wrong people to be at the helms of affairs which was the reason the party wanted disciplined individuals to lead the Senate.
“Nigeria’s budget is a huge document and one wonders how such document of that size could be missing in the senate. The development is fallout of indiscipline that brought the current leadership of the Senate into the position and as you know, that was not the choice of our party”.
Akande said he is in agreement with President Muhammadu Buhari and that he does not feel marginalised contrary to insinuation that the presidency was trying to edge him out.
“I’m in good agreement with President Buhari. Therefore, I don’t feel marginalised. In fact I was in the presidency few days ago and there was no sign to suggest that the presidency wants to edge me out. But I don’t know what somebody may be planning somewhere.”
The APC leader urged all Nigerians to support the on-going anti-corruption war as he bemoaned the level of corruption inherited from the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
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