Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has described the Lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari, while he presented the 2019 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly, on Wednesday, as “children who were not well trained by their parents”.
An angry Yahaya Bello stated this during a chat with State House Correspondents, in Abuja.
Recall, that Buhari was interrupted and booed intermittently, with chants of “Lies! Propaganda!”, by the Lawmakers, as he made his 2019 budget presentation.
The Lawmakers intensified the boos, when the President was reading out the achievements of his administration, forcing Buhari to pause his speech and address them, saying: “May I appeal to the Honourable Members, that the world is watching us… we are supposed to be above this.”
Bello, a staunch supporter of the President, commended Buhari for remaining calm, in the face of such provocation.
He noted that Buhari exhibited the character of a father and a gentleman. “who has the interest of the country at heart”.
He chided the Lawmakers for showing themselves as “selfish, self-centred, and bent on destroying this country and democracy.”
“Like I said sometimes back, that when you have a child that is not well trained by his parents, he will constitute a menace to the society. And that is what we witnessed at the National Assembly.
“National Assemblies are supposed to be made of men and women of character and integrity. We have seen those who constitute such class of human beings today, and those that constitute menace to the society in the National Assembly, today.
“But above all, I thank God and thank Mr. President, for a wonderful presentation of 2019 budget estimates, and which we all believe will take Nigeria to the next level, by the grace of God”, the Kogi State Governor said.