Thursday, April 7, 2016

Obasanjo Meets With Buhari, Denies Signing Budget Without Details

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES FMR PRESIDENT OBASANJO 0A. President Muhammadu Buhari and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo during an audience at the State House in Abuja PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. APR 7 2016

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo hasdon Thursday met behind closed door with President Muhammadu Buhari inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

Fielding questions from State House correspondents after an hour-long meeting with the president, Obasanjo dismissed allegation that he signed appropriation bills into law without sighting the details under his tenure. 


“Eh en? I signed budget without details? Anybody who told you that, go and ask him again,” he said. When asked to speak on the 2016 Budget, he said:

“Before I will be able to tell you something about the budget, I have to read it and know what it contains and know what to talk about. On Buhari’s delay in signing the budget, he said: 

“The constitution allows you (the President) to continue with the budget provided you did not go beyond the previous year. That can be done up to the middle of the year. When he was asked to speak specifically on the travail of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Obasanjo said: “Eh en? What is wrong with him?” as he walked towards his waiting car.

Obasanjo’s made this comment known in the light of allegations by some members of the House of Representatives that he, Obasanjo and the late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua signed the appropriation bills into law without receiving the budget details.

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