All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers and their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts exchanged blows during the presentation of the 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
Trouble started after some APC lawmakers seized the placards which some of their PDP colleagues planned to use in protesting against the president.
Some of the lawmakers came to the plenary with placards bearing the inscription “Freedom cometh by struggle”.
Addressing a joint session of the National Assembly, President Buhari was interrupted intermittently.
As he mentioned each achievement, they chorused, ‘No!’. The development forced the All Progressives Congress lawmakers to clash as the opposition lawmakers booed the President.
When he tried to give details regarding the challenges his administration faced saying, “We have weathered the storms and made progress on every front,” They screamed, “Nooooo! Boooo!”
When he said, “The economy has recovered well,” the lawmakers screamed again.
Buhari who was displeased with the development was forced to say, “The world is watching us and we are supposed to be above this.”
The protesters however continued, particularly when Buhari said his administration had made success in its anti-corruption campaign.
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