Senator Dino Melaye Accuses Buhari of Playing to the Gallery
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Dino Melaye, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of playing to the gallery with his allegation that the National Assembly padded the 2018 budget.
Melaye in a one-page statement on Thursday advised President Buhari to refrain from playing to the gallery “and milking the naivety of the masses on the budget issues”.
According to the senator representing Kogi West, “I notice that President Buhari is trying to whip up sentiments against the National Assembly again by alleging that the 2018 budget was padded.”
He, however, explained that what the president is authorised to do constitutionally is to present the National Assembly with a Bill “which is a work in progress and not the finished work”.