November 24, 2016

Obasanjo: National Assembly Den of Corruption Occupied by Unarmed Robbers

President Olusegun Obasanjo has launched a fresh attack on the national assembly, describing it as a “den of corruption”, which is occupied by “unarmed robbers”.

Obasanjo, who was president between 1999 and 2007, recommended that the ongoing anti-graft war in the judiciary be extended to the legislative arm of government.

He said the corruption in Nigeria’s parliament “stinks to high heavens”.

Obasanjo asked, “If the judiciary is being cleaned, what of the national assembly which stinks much worse than the judiciary?”

“The national assembly cabal of today is worse than any cabal that anybody may find anywhere in our national governance system at any time. Members of the national assembly pay themselves allowances for staff and offices they do not have or maintain.

Once you are a member, you are co-opted and your mouth is stuffed with rottenness and corruption that you cannot opt out as you go home with not less than N15 million a month for a senator and N10 million a month for a member of the house of representatives. The national assembly is a den of corruption by a gang of unarmed robbers.

Most of them conduct themselves and believe that they are not answerable to anybody. They are blatant in their misbehaviour, cavalier in their misconduct and arrogant in the misuse of parliamentary immunity as a shield against reprisals for their irresponsible acts of malfeasance and/or outright banditry.”

He wondered why the legislative arm of government had chosen not to be transparent with budget.

Obasanjo also condemned the “gang up against the whistleblower”, obviously making reference to Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of reps appropriation committee.

15 comments:

Uyi Osamwonyi said...

Baba is not happy at all,i remember when Olufamous recent post,when baba was saying that President Buhari should stop complaining,instead he should doing something, rather than always be pointing accusing fingers to past administration, I sincerely agree with him..Another one again against the National Assembly, they are unarmed robbers..thats so true baba..
I pray they change from their ways and starting doing the right thing because Nigerians are fed up with their excuses and failure..

#GodSaveUsAll

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

OBJ said it right

Anslem Caesar said...

Obasanjo wasn't a democratic leader, he shouldn't be talking.

Chioma Ujo said...

Well said Baba Iyabo

Jekwu said...

Olu, are you there?
They are firing back immediately. Drama of the century. National assembly versus OBJ.

Afoke Maleke said...

Real Matters ...

Ay360 said...

Its true, bt where is d change?

FOLMO MISSIONS said...

It is unfortunate that our legislators are not ready to learn the right way of doing things. It is not surprising that it is now they want to look for how to probe OBJ. They have no oversight function on Nigeria bad road, Airways, Health, Education and food just to mention a few.None of them have prgramme or good proramme for the country not even for themselves. In a country facing with bad recession they are talking of Ten million Naira worth of a car. I think they should all apologize to Nigeria and and ask for forgiveness from OBJ who has demonstrated great love by chastising them.

olisayemk said...

True talk, those guys are just paid huge sum of money for just sitting down there and doing nothing. They should try and cut down on those their allowance.

Hassan Aderemi said...

OBJ is playing the role of elder statesman, to learn from experience is not admission of failure but addition of knowledge, OBJ know them in & out.

Anonymous said...

Our Legislators needed to thank OBJ for his LOVE for them and the Country at large. The Bible says the father chastises the child he loves. What is oversight functions that does not have any meaningful impact on the citizen except buying cars for themselves at a very exorbitant price on the Nation's bad roads< no good air transport, no good health facility, no good education programme and what is the meaning of the laws they seems to be making? They can institute a probe on OBJ but how many probe will they carry out on NIGERIA nation?

Anonymous said...

General Mathew Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo is 101% right in what he wrote about the Nigeria's National Assembly members. The only area he got it wrong was that they are unarmed robbers. These robbers in the Nigeria's National Assembly are fully armed with various types of dangerous weapons and are ready to kill anyone standing in-between them and the money they want to dispossess from Nigerian. If General Mathew Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo is to be an ordinary Nigerian and wrote this, I am sure these people he described as unarmed would have deployed their dangerous weapons on him to prove to him that they are fully armed.

Anonymous said...

One Of The Nationalist Left. True Talk

ope alliu said...

Are not the same,obj is not a saint either

Iliyasu sulaiman sani said...

because he spoke about you. this reps should be regulated

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