2019 Budget: Booing of Buhari, a vote of no confidence – PDP

OrderPaperToday – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the booing of President Muhammadu Buhari by some members of the National Assembly as a vote of no confidence on the President.

The Party in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary and Director Media & Publicity PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the claim on Wednesday.

While some lawmakers interrupted the speech of the President during the budget presentation, some law makers could also be seen chanting ‘Sai baba.’

But Ologbondiyan said: “This morning, Nigerians across the country as well as the international community witnessed the expression of vote of no confidence, direct booing, jeering and rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari by members of the two chambers of the National Assembly at the 2019 budget presentation.

“The spontaneous action of the lawmakers, at the joint session of the National Assembly, is a resounding and unambiguous vote of no confidence and unmistaken expression of President Buhari’s rejection by the Nigerian public, across the divides, who are fed up with his incompetent, divisive and corrupt administration, which has brought so much hunger, starvation, escalated violence and bloodletting to our country.

“Today’s open rejection of President Buhari by the lawmakers, representing all the federal constituencies and senatorial zones across our country, shows that Mr. President no longer enjoys the support of Nigerians across the country; that he no longer has any political foothold and only awaits a crushing defeat in the 2019 general election.”

Speaking on the budget, the party described the underlining assumptions of the 2019 budget as “bogus,” adding that the “budget session was full of false performance indices, claims of non-existent projects, half-truths, bogus fiscal projections, beguilement and new list of fake promises, which Nigerians have since seen through.”

The party also made strings of allegations against the administration, and accused the government of diverting funds to sponsor the re-election bid of the President.

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