2016 Budget Controversy Has Exposed Buhari’s Cluelessness, Incompetence – Fayose

Ayodele-FayoseGovernor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has again launched a scathing attack on President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2016 budget crisis, saying recent developments have exposed him as “clueless and incompetent”.
The Presidency and National Assembly have in the last few days engaged in blame game over the alleged mutilation of the 2016 budget by the lawmakers.
“Nigerians should expect more blunders like this until they send Buhari back to Daura in 2019”, Mr. Fayose said.
He insisted that the president and the All Progressives Congress, APC, only wanted power desperately without the wherewithal to govern, adding, “I warned Nigerians of the consequences of electing an octogenarian as president and with the international embarrassment that this budget crisis has become, I have been vindicated”.
The governor spoke on Tuesday through his Special Assistant on Pubic Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
“It is obvious that there is total disconnection between the president and his cabinet members as many of the ministers don’t even have access to him probably because the president spend most of his time resting as a result of his old age”, he said.
“The reality is that the president is challenged by age, exposure and ability. He did not read the budget proposal that he presented to the National Assembly and this should be a lesson for those who clamoured for a Buhari’s presidency that no man can give what he does not have.
“The question is; can a minister present supplementary budget to the National Assembly and can the National Assembly act on budget proposal submitted by a minister?
“It is shameful that after blaming former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for close to one year, the presidency is now blaming the National Assembly for its inability to prepare a common budget”.
Mr. Fayose, however, commended the National Assembly for exposing the “lies and hypocrisy” of the Presidency, saying it was shameful that President Buhari and his men could blame the legislature for their incompetence.
He also called on the National Assembly not to succumb to “blackmail and intimidation” from the Presidency.
Mr. Fayose insisted that the manner the Presidency was going about blackmailing and intimidating other arms of government, especially the judiciary, should worry lovers of democracy and good governance in the country.
The governor, who declared that Nigeria will no longer be ruled by octogenarians, said: “Nigerians must have now come to terms that I warned them that Buhari is too old to govern a country like Nigeria”.

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