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- Published on Monday, 15 November 2010 17:11
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In a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Lai Mohammed, ACN said,’’Our legislators are the highest paid in the world, with those of Kenya coming a distant second. Yet, they did not consult us before padding their pay to such high levels. The widespread story is that each of them earns a million naira per day, except on weekends and public holidays.
This is not far from the truth, since each one smiles home with N45 million per quarter, in a country where most citizens live on less than 1 dollar a day. Add this to the fact that while it took 3 per cent of the national budget to service the National Assembly in the Second Republic, the current National Assembly is gulping over 30 per cent of the national budget. If they dispute the figures quoted above, they should tell Nigerians what they earn and what percentage of the national budget is being used to service the National Assembly.’’
The party also vowed to fight through the courts, the ongoing attempt by federal lawmakers
to gate crash into the NECs of the various political parties. It called on other political parties to also mount a legal challenge against the obnoxious, self-serving, greedy and democracy-killing proposed insertion into the Electoral Act 2010.