Lawmakers Throw Punches During Buhari’s Budget Presentation

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Some pro-Buhari lawmakers

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 budget presentation to the National Assembly was devoid of orderliness as anti and pro-Buhari lawmakers reportedly threw punches at each other.

This happened while Nigeria’s number one citizen was interrupted on several occasions some lawmakers on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who jeered and mocked him.

But legislators tied to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) countered the boos with a round of applause.

Concise News understands that some of the federal lawmakers had arrived the assembly with “Freedom cometh by struggle” placards.

And it was learned that trouble started after some APC lawmakers seized the placards which their PDP colleagues had planned to use to protest during the presentation.

According to reports, an APC lawmaker from Kano state Bashir Babale rushed to where some of his PDP colleagues were seated to tear their placards. The president, at the time, had not started his budget presentation.

Babale’s action, it was learned, resulted in fighting, which lasted for nearly 15 fifteen minutes.

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