President Muhammadu Buhari, while addressing the joint session of the National Assembly, listed the achievements of his administration, but was interrupted intermittently by protesting lawmakers.
As he mentioned each achievement, they chorused, ‘No!’ The development forced the All Progressives Congress lawmakers to clash as the opposition lawmakers booed the President.
When he said, “We have weathered the storms and made progress on every front,” They screamed, “Nooooo! Boooo!”
When he said, “The economy has recovered well,” the lawmakers screamed again.
Buhari who was displeased with the development was forced to say, “The world is watching us and we are supposed to be above this.”
The protesters however continued, particularly when Buhari said his administration had made success in its anti-corruption campaign.
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Buhari who is currently at the Assembly presenting the 2019 Budget was being heckled by some lawmakers believed to be members of the opposition.
While some lawmakers stood up to give the President a clap, some others heckled him shouting, ‘Lies, propaganda’.
One of them called Buhari, ‘grass cutter’ in reference to the scandal which the last Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, was enmeshed.
When the President was stating the achievements of his administration in the area of fighting corruption, some lawmakers shouted him down, saying, ‘propaganda, which corruption are you fighting’? ‘Grass cutter’
Buhari had also claimed that every state was being touched by the Federal Government in the area of road construction.