- President Muhammadu Buhari said some actions of the eighth National Assembly are regrettable
- Buhari specifically lamented the alleged delay in the National Assembly's passing of the annual budgets
- The president pleaded with the incoming National Assembly to act differently in the interest of the country
President Muhammadu Buhari, in the night of Monday, March 25, expressed regrets over what he termed some of the actions of the eighth National Assembly headed by Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara.
Buhari said this when he hosted state governors and senators-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari particularly mentioned what he described as the deliberate and persistent delay in passing the nation’s annual budget by the national assembly.
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The president thus challenged the next National Assembly to ensure that it acts differently from the outgoing Senate so as to enable his administration to achieve its target of transforming the nation.
“This is my fifth and last time of standing for an election –-for that reason I’ll like to leave something behind.
“And what I want to leave cannot be successfully done without your support.
“So, that is why I’m appealing for your support. What happened in the last senate and so on is regrettable because I still feel it shouldn’t take seven months to pass a budget. You have a very, very serious job ahead of you.
“So, what I’m appealing is that any major decision you are going to take please reflect more on the country than yourself as a person - what effect will it have on the country,” he said.
The president promised to work and partner with the incoming National Assembly in promoting peace, stability and economic prosperity in the country, the president thanked the governors and senators-elect for their support and understanding.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, March 25, insisted that the party is not ready to share power with the opposition in the National Assembly.
The national chairman said the APC will not allow what happened in 2015 to reoccur in 2019 as the party will need a collaborative legislature to provide good governance to the people.
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