Abuja - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Monday that the revelation of padding within the 2016 budget has justified his criticism of the National Assembly, Punch reports.
The veteran Statesman, who spoke with State House correspondents shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Obasanjo, who had previously described lawmakers within the National Assembly as "armed robbers and rogues", has claimed that the best way to ensure that the current mess is dealt with is to elect people with integrity into the House.
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The former President stated that he is sure that those who threw shade at him for his harsh words would now believe him, following fresh revelations of padding coming from Abdulmumin Jibrin, former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation.
“Well, if there are people who didn’t believe what I said in the past, then you now say that what has come out confirms what I said in the past. Then, I can say that what I said in the past is what I will say now,” Obasanjo stated, Daily Post reports.
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