Senators have come under attack over the drama which ensued while President Muhammadu Buhari was presenting the 2019 proposed budget before a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
We had reported that opposition lawmakers booed the President as he highlighted some of the successes so far recorded by his administration.
The actions of the lawmaker made the President to remind the aggrieved lawmakers that, “The world is watching us and we are supposed to be above this.”
Reacting, some Nigerians took to Twitter to show their resentment for the actions of the lawmakers.
Here are some comments gathered from Twitter:
@HEOkike “Both the cheering and the booing gang in the National Assembly today were irresponsible. Such a show of shame
@AJTweete “Once the legislators are in session, anything is expected of them. This afternoon just displayed the many shades of our honourable men of the National Assembly.”
@Omotayoo “I’m ashamed for members of National assembly, why would they take their hatred for Buhari this far knowing well that the world is watching them. One thing I like about the President is his level of maturity, he never allowed their childish act distract him.”
@Ifeanyianyaigoh “Femg ashamed as Nigerians were embarrassed at the National Assembly. Both cheering and jeering Lawmakers were wrong! Pathetic!
@Fest_Akin”This 8th National Assembly has been the most unpatriotic and anti-Nigerians in the history of our country. Many of the legislators worse than common thugs. That’s why they’re hated by majority of Nigerians.”
@Austine_Chimdum “With what happened today at the National Assembly, it’s simple!We don’t want Buhari.”
@Jummiayusuf “Is this the democracy we fought so hard for? A national assembly that will boo a president is a shame.”
@Oladipupo01 “Nigeria’s so called elites are bunch of literate ignorance. National Assembly Members any where in the world are meant to serve as Check and Balances to the Executives but not to be clapping like Primary School Pupils or as a Slave to the Executives. Without the Assembly there.”
@Domnan_EA “Members of National Assembly booing the president on live TV.Do our lawmakers take this country seriously?
How low can we get?
“I even heard someone’s father shouting “it’s a lie” while the president was still speaking.NASS has failed us.”
- @Olup_Official “After the shameful exhibition by national lawmakers today at the chambers, I hope Nigerians know that it’s time for young, decent and clear headed people like Banky W to be voted into the National Assembly. Let’s forget party and vote individuals into this arm of government.”