The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has explained the speedy passage of the 2013 federal budget by National Assembly as a loud commentary on the maturity of the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives and a clear indication that democracy is not only gaining firm footing but safe in the hands of the PDP.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the party, Oliseh Metuh ” the National Assembly which our great Party leads has demonstrated that it has come of age in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities. It has also shown that the people of Nigeria is its primary constituency and that their interest is supreme.
The seriousness and the high degree of scrutiny which guided the consideration of the 2013 budget proposal, serves directly, the long stringent quest for transparent and workable national budget. We commend them for this.”
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh said that good governance is directly dependent on the twin factors of patriotism and capacity for delivery, saying that the PDP led National Assembly has demonstrated both.
” The Senate under Senator David Mark and the House of Representatives under Hon. Aminu Tambuwal have shown that they are patriotic and are capable in their legislative and oversight functions. The efficient re-alignment of 2013 budgetary provisions to reflect the needs of the people is a surer way to drive national growth within the fiscal time frame.”
It added further, ” one of the core elements in the 3Rs agenda of the Bamanga Tukur leadership of our Party is the fidelity of the officials elected and appointed on our platform in meeting up with our performance target. The National Assembly which we lead has shown that it is ready to do its own beat.”
The statement further commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the early presentation of 2013 budget and expressed pleasure at the mutual cooperation and synergy between the Executive and the Legislature describing it as an oil for lubricating the engine of growth.