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Why Jonathan failed to present 2014 budget

By Emman Ovuakporie and Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA-THE reasons President Goodluck Jonathan failed to appear to present the 2014 Budget before both legislative Houses Tuesday has been largely attributed to a grand design by some legislators to boo him.

For the second time in the last two weeks the president has failed to make a presentation of the 2014 budget.

Also, spokesperson of the House Rep Zakari Lafia Mohammed, PDP, Kwara denied the plans to embarrass Mr President during the presentation as being circulated

A principal officer in the House of Representatives who spoke anonymously to Vanguard said”we warned them, the main PDP then that they should not disrupt the Kawu Baraje led group when they came visiting. ”

“What this people want to do now is to ensure they get their own pound of flesh”.

On president’s inability to show up, he said “what Mr President has done is morally wrong because this is the first time a hale and hearty president has failed to perform this traditional rite”.

“On the other hand, constitutionally, he is at liberty to send a representative to make the presentation on his behalf. ”

“This development is a pointer to the fact that the nPDP is still very aggrieved over what the other members did to the Baraje group. ”

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