Jaiyeorie .. GIST FOR TODAY: After Lambasting Jonathan, Obasanjo Comes For National Assembly Members, Exposes Their Deals

Friday, 28 November 2014

After Lambasting Jonathan, Obasanjo Comes For National Assembly Members, Exposes Their Deals

After the former president lambasted President Jonathan twice within few days, the former head of state have also come for his men. While speaking at the same book launch Oba Akiolu of Lagos was quoted to have said, PDP will not rule Lagos in the coming elections on Wednesday in Abuja, Obasanjo during his speech also lambasted lawmakers calling them thieves and looters. Here’s part of what he said during the occasion;
“Apart from shrouding the remunerations of the National Assembly in opaqueness and without transparency, they indulge in extorting money from departments, contractors and ministries in two ways. “They do so during visits to their projects and programmes and in the process of budget approval when they build up budgets for ministries and departments, who agree to give it back to them in contracts that they do not execute. They do similar things during their inquiries.” Obasanjo said the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has upped Nigeria’s corruption level through the huge sums of money it has been paying to the National Assembly to stop investigating its corrupt acts. “Corruption in the National Assembly also includes what they call constituency projects which they give to their agents to execute but invariably, full payment is made with little or no job done. “In all this, if the executive is not absolutely above board, the offending members of the National Assembly resort to subtle or open threat, intimidation and blackmail. When the executive pay the huge money, normally in millions of dollars, all is quiet in form of whitewashed reports that fail to deal effectively with the issues investigated.” With a largely corrupt legislature, Nigeria is doomed, the former president said.

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