President Muhammadu Buhari has rated Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, ‘very very low’ in the area of patriotism.
Speaking in an interview with NTA, Buhari said the National Assembly held Nigeria to ransom for seven months without passing the budget.
“I told Saraki and Dogara that by holding the budget for 7 months, you’re not hurting me, you’re hurting Nigerians? In terms of patriotism, I rate them very very low,” Buhari said on Monday night.
Buhari and the leadership of the national assembly started off on a frosty relationship after the All Progressives Congress’ preferred choices — Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila — were defeated in a political game that threw up Saraki and Dogara, who were former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).