Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the 2019 budget proposal as hopeless.The appropriation bill was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Saraki said the budget proposal, as presented by President Buhari, failed to indicate how it will be funded.
Saraki stated this in Abuja on Thursday where the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democracy Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was billed to address some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs.
He spoke in his capacity as the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation.
“We all heard the 2019 budget. That is a budget that has no hope for anybody because when you look at the statistics and the figures, there is poverty. If you look at the figures based on revenues that are coming in, there is nothing left, so where is the future?” Saraki asked.
“There must be an alternative and that is what we hope that by this evening, speaking to our candidate and vice presidential candidate, is not based on sentiments. We are not voting on sentiments we are voting on what is in it for you.
“How is your life going to be better? Which party offers you a better future because we see you as those who are patriotic and committed? It’s not about what you will get today. It is about this great country. A lot of you have been making sacrifices over the years,” he said.