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We were portrayed as enemies when we demanded transparency from Buhari - Saraki
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 22 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

A former Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the deliberation of the 10th Assembly.

In a Twitter post, he revealed that during his time as Senate President, he was seeking for transparency from ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, but was portrayed as an enemy.

See his post below:

"Did you listen to the Senate deliberations today? What we witnessed in the Red Chamber underscores the vital role of legislative oversight and the importance of speaking truth, standing with the people, and fulfilling our constitutional roles.

Today's inquiries were those that the 9th Senate should have pursued but evidently did not, resulting in the current repercussions for their inaction.

It brought back memories of the 8th Senate's insistence on transparency and accountability. I remember when we were asking for details of the foreign loan requests brought by the Buhari administration and were portrayed as enemies of the state and obstructive to national progress.

I must acknowledge the 10th Senate's effort in even deliberating on these crucial issues.

This moment stands as a powerful reminder that the legislative arm of government must effectively play its constitutional role at all times in the interest of the people they represent, despite the personal sacrifices that may need to be made. Only then will the public and the people truly benefit.

I sincerely hope we learn from the mistakes of the past."

 

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