You are all Thieves – OBJ tells NASS

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described members of the National Assembly as a bunch of unarmed robbers.

This is coming after he accused the lawmakers of corruptly enriching themselves by appropriating funds for constituency projects.

In its response to the former President’s comment, the House of Reps spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas dismissed his comments, describing him as the father of corruption in Nigeria.

Speaking further, Obasanjo said that the Nigerian lawmakers are one of the highest paid in Nigeria.

The former President also said that he will not stop criticising the National Assembly, despite their constant verbal attacks against him.

OBJ said “The way we are going about spending all our revenue to pay overhead, we will not develop.

“And we will have ourselves to blame. Ninety percent of revenue is used to pay overhead, allowances, salaries and not much is left for capital development.

“It is even worse for the National Assembly. They will abuse me again but I will never stop talking about them. They are a bunch of unarmed robbers.

“They are one of the highest paid in the world where we have 75 percent of our people living in abject poverty.

“They will abuse me tomorrow and if they don’t, maybe they are sleeping. The behaviour and character of the National Assembly should be condemned and roundly condemned.”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said this on Thursday, August 17, 2017, during a book launch at the University of Ibadan.

Posted by Lekan S. Cardyreal

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