Saraki has ‘messed up’ NASS budget, must be probed – Sen. Adamu

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Senator from Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu on Sunday accused the Senate President, Bukola Saraki of “messing up” the allocation of the National Assembly.

He therefore called on the appropriate authorities to investigate allocations to the National Assembly in the last couple of years.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Adamu alleged that the allocation to the federal legislature has been muddled up under Saraki’s leadership.

According to him, “I call for a forensic audit of the finances of the Parliament which has been thoroughly messed up (under) the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki who is the Chairman of the National Assembly.”

The lawmaker stated that the Senate President’s influence had completely diminished.

Adamu stressed that the only reason Saraki was still the President of the Senate was due to the privileges he enjoyed.

“He has lost the respect and confidence of majority of senators and well-meaning Nigerians, but he’s just latching on to that seat (of Senate President) because of the privileges he enjoys.

“Ordinarily, Saraki needed not wait for any pressure to be mounted on him before he resigns from his position as Senate president.

“You can’t command any respect or assert your authority as a leader when majority of those you’re supposed to lead have lost confidence in you and are opposed to your leadership.

“So, if he’s a self-respecting person, he doesn’t even need anyone to ask that he should throw in the towel because he and his PDP have lost majority in the Senate,” he said.

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