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2019 budget presentation: lawmakers boo Buhari as he lists achievements

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President Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday booed by some lawmakers while listing his achievements as he  delivered his speech at the presentation of the 2019 budget.

Their action made Buhari pause at different intervals. Some of the legislators even accused Buhari of making false claims.

When the president said the economy and security have improved under his administration, some lawmakers shouted “Lies! Lies!.

When he said, “We have weathered the storms and made progress on every front,” They screamed, “Nooooo! Boooo!”

Buhari who was displeased with their told the lawmakers that “The world is watching us and we are supposed to be above this.”

While the president’s supporters cheered and clapped in solidarity, the voice of his opponents resonated within the chamber.

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, watched as the aggrieved lawmakers kept shouting on top of their voices.

Earlier when he arrived, supporters of the president welcomed him by chanting “Sai Baba! Sai Baba!


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