The national leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has advised the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly not to consider what it tagged as ‘doctored’ budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It, therefore, asked the Senate to only debate on the first budget President Buhari presented to the general public and not that which was withdrawn and edited afterwards.
The party issue this warning in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.
The statement entitled “interesting times in Nigeria”, added that the missing budget issue was one that bothers on integrity, ethics, value system and corruption.
According to the party, the whole world was waiting earnestly to see what steps would be taken by the Parliament to rectify “the insolvency and act of reckless irresponsibility.”
It said, “We, therefore, advise the Senate to consider only the budget that was originally presented by the President and in considering the budget, exercise common sense economics through the engagement of professionals in the field of monetary, infrastructural, developmental, real, ‘Micro and Macro’ economists as may be connected to the budget proposal.
“While we await the probe by the senate committee, we hope the upper chamber will ensure that necessary steps to forestall re-occurrence of such impunity as well as punishing the perpetrators of this heinous act against Democracy and the Nigeria People is put in place.”
“That this is coming from a party that has sworn to bring change to our democracy leaves much to be desired and clearly sends a wrong signal to the electorate that voted for this party based on integrity,” the statement added.