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Missing Budget: PDP wants Buhari, Minister & CBN Governor sacked
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Missing Budget: PDP wants Buhari, Minister & CBN Governor sacked

How many 2016 Budgets do we have? And who switched the budget presented to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari? These are the questions on the lips of many following the hint by Senate President that they would only discuss the  budget presented by the President.

In his comments yesterday, Senator Saraki said the Senate would only accept the version of the 2016 Appropriation Bill presented by Buhari on Tuesday December 22, 2015 following the revealtaion by the investigation Committee set up to unravel the  issue of the missing budget revealed that the Senate has in its possession two versions: One from the President and another from the Senio Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters.Saraki noted that if the President wanted to amend the Bill he presented there were proper legislative channels to do so.

In its reaction to this development, PDP in a statement asked the National Assembly to impeach the President, and called for the resignation of the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, and budget and national planning minister, Udo Udoma.

The party also demanded the resignation of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

APC dismissed the call as “comical”.

“It is confusing and worrisome that the PDP calls for an investigation into the budget issue and at the same time calls for the removal and resignation of the aforementioned,” the party said in a statement by its National Secretary, Mala Buni.

“In both content and context, PDP’s statement constitute a distraction to the National Assembly.”

The party said it was confident that the 8th National Assembly would not be distracted by the PDP in “its new desperate plot to divert attention from the ongoing investigation into mind-boggling cases of corruption perpetuated under its defunct 16-year rule”

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