- Senator Ayogu Eze has called on the National Assembly to apologise for their conduct during President Buhari's budget presentation
- The former lawmaker accused his colleagues of disrespecting the president
- The APC governorship candidate applauded the president for his composure
Senator Ayogu Eze who is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for not losing focus after some lawmakers booed him during his budget presentation.
Vanguard reports that Eze noted that it was shameful that a section of the lawmakers were booing the president during his presentation at the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 19.
He said the hallowed chamber is being portrayed as a place occupied by selfish people acting like children.
Eze said: “These are fathers and mothers of adults and children who were probably sitting in front of their television sets watching these unguarded conducts. How would they explain their behavior on live television to their spouses and children? What examples were they setting for a nation that looks up to them for leadership?”
Sen. Eze said the National Assembly owes the people of Nigeria an apology for the "show of shame” claiming they disrespected the “president while performing one of his most sacred constitutional responsibilities of charting a course of how the ship of state would be moved in the next 12 months.”
The former lawmaker commended the president for staying calm in the face of the action of the lawmakers.
He said: “The president’s poise and carriage portrayed him as a mature statesman, who even in the face of a very unfortunate situation did not lose his composure and confidence. It showed him as the leader Nigeria needs to navigate these turbulent times.
“We know the legislature as the amphitheater of debate and reasoning but certainly not an arena to play to the gallery in the hope of hoodwinking the electorate into electing or re-electing us to our desired offices.
“We as legislators must always resist the temptation to descend to theatrics on the floor of the National Assembly no matter how hotly we feel about the issues in the polity.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that one of the former presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sam Nda-Isaiah, expressed confidence that President Buhari would win the 2019 general election.
Nda-Isaiah said the good work being initiated under the ruling APC-led government would be enough to return President Buhari back to power.
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