Saraki to OBJ: We're all responsible for Nigeria's woes

By The Citizen

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday said all political stakeholders in Nigeria, especially from 1999 till date, are guilty of the predicament that the country is currently, arguing that no one should be spared.

He said all public office holders in Nigeria since 1999, were involved in at different times in the mistakes of the past that led the country to the present political and economic mess.

Saraki said this against the backdrop of allegation of profligacy levelled by former President Olusegun Obasanjo against the National Assembly as contained in a letter he wrote to the leadership some few days ago.

As if providing an answer to the posers by Obasanjo on National Assembly budget, Saraki during a meeting with Senate Correspondent said it was wrong for anybody to hold an individual or group of people responsible for the mess of the past.

He said, ' We've all been here since 1999 up to the recent past when things were not done right, we are all part of it. I was there, you were there, every other political office holder in different capacities were there as well.

'My own view ‪from the 8th National Assembly is that the time for collective participation for the good of all Nigerians is here with us in line with the change mantra of the present administration . We are all on the same page for things to be done differently.

'I think what we need now from all stakeholders , is more of cooperation, encouragement and participation as oppose to trying to hold one person responsible for the mistakes of the past that we are all part of .It is clearly not the right thing needed now.

'I Appeal to you, I appeal to all Nigerians that we should work together just as I assure you all that we will do well here in NASS to practically complement the change agenda'. - Daily Times.