APC May Drag NASS To Court Over 2016 Budget

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would seek all possible legal options for a clear interpretation of the role of the National Assembly in the passage of the nation’s budget.

“The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would avail itself of all possible legal options for a clear interpretation of the role of the National Assembly in the passage of the nation’s budget,” a statement signed by its National Vice Chairman (South-South) Prince Hilliard Eta, said.

“Also, the total rehabilitation of the collapsed and terrible Calabar – Odukpani –Itu – Ikot Ekpene federal highway which was allotted N6bn by the federal government in the budget was doctored and almost N5bn removed and re-allocated to a non-existent project in the constituency of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, in Kano state.

“By these two acts, the Senate and House of Representatives displayed the astonishing contempt in which they hold Nigerians. The National Assembly exists to ensure that Nigerians get the best from their government using the instrument of purposeful legislation but the 8th Assembly by this budget padding debacle has not only brought itself to ridicule, it has also proved itself unworthy of the trust and confidence of Nigerians,” the party held.

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