Maku blasts APC over 2014 budget

Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of trying to disrupt the economic ‘gains’ recorded by the federal government for ordering lawmakers elected on its platform to block the 2014 Appropriation Bill at the National Assembly.
He said: “Democracy is about service to the people and I am surprised, because everybody knows that once you are elected you are no longer serving your party members,” he said.
“What happens is that the party offers you a platform to stand for an election, but the real election is done by Nigerians who may not even belong to a particular political party, who believe that you can serve them at that particular time and not by party members.”
The minister called defecting lawmakers political nomads who are desperate and have no shame and the interest of the country at heart.
He said those who defected to APC were troublemakers, non-democrats, quarrelsome and people with oversized egos who cannot stay under the same roof with anybody for one week without the top blowing up.
According to him, “When a number of these people were leaving PDP, I said the party would be healthier in the long run.
“First of all, if you look at all the people that have left PDP some of them are the people that have caused all the headaches in the party, they have been the ones attacking their party, they are very quarrelsome, they have oversized egos, some of them cannot stay under the same roof with anybody for one week without the top blowing up.
“A number of these people who left, if you take a look at the history of our party and look at their antecedent you will see that they are migrants, they keep migrating from one place to another.”

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