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APC To Sue National Assembly Over 2016 Budget

The All Progressives Congress has said it would avail itself of all possible legal options for a clear interpretation of the role of the National Assembly in the passage of the nation’s budget.

The party which expressed displeasure with the lawmakers’ handling of the 2016 Budget, accused the National Assembly of going beyond her brief by unnecessarily tinkering with the budget when its constitutional duty was mainly supervisory.

In lashing at the lawmakers, the party particularly expressed disappointment at the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin for “directly supervising and even actively abetting such debauchery.”

The party’s position was contained in a statement signed by its National Vice Chairman (South-South) Prince Hilliard Eta and made available to journalists in Abuja.

It described the deletion of Lagos-Calabar rail track from the 2016 Budget by the National Assembly as a display of depraved indifference to the welfare of Nigerians.

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