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Saraki, Dogara are roadblocks to progress; they manipulate budgets for selfish gains

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has berated the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, for constituting stumbling blocks on Nigeria’s road to progress.

Speaking through a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu blamed the National Assembly leaders for the county’s dysfunctional budgets in the last four years.

He said, “With the Senate leadership usurped by regressive elitists, that chamber constituted a brake on progress and good governance.

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“The Senate leadership, and to a lesser degree, the House leadership, stymied the APC legislative initiatives while attempting to hoist noxious, reactionary and self-interested legislation on the nation.

“Just look at the way Saraki, Dogara and their ilk hijacked the budget process these past four years. National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad budgets with pet projects that would profit them.

“Even worse, they cut funds intended to prosper projects that would have benefited the average person. After four years of their antics halting the progress of government, we should do all we can to prevent a repeat of their malign control of the National Assembly.

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