Obasanjo Ex-President says lawmakers are armed robbers and rogues

Obasanjo made the comment on Monday, July 25, 2016, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Olusegun Obasanjo play Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, an envoy of the African Union and West Africa's ECOWAS bloc. (REUTERS/Joe Penny)
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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the ongoing budget padding scandal has confirmed that Nigeria's lawmakers are rogues and armed robbers.

Obasanjo made the comment on Monday, July 25, 2016, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Punch reports.

The former president also urged Nigerians to ensure that  only men of integrity are elected into the National Assembly from henceforth.

The House of Representatives is currently embroiled in controversy following revelations that some members, including Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, allegedly padded the budget with billions of naira.

ALSO READ: Dogara sacks Appropriation Committee Chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin

The claims were made by Rep Abdulmumin Jibrin who was recently removed from his position as Chairman of the Appropriation Committee.

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