Backstory: Nigerian lawmakers exchange blows just before Buhari’s arrival for budget presentation

Two members of the House, Mr Bashir Babale and Duoye Diri, had a physical combat as lawmakers waited for the arrival of Buhari to the National Assembly to present the 2019 budget. Trouble started when some lawmakers brought out placards and others tore them. While the two lawmakers fought, other lawmakers chorused a protest song, ‘Freedom comes by struggle, by struggle; freedom come.’ They were, however, calmed just before Buhari stepped into the Chambers. House of Representatives

Shortly after, Senators Samuel Ayanwu, also engaged Godwill Akpabio in a hot argument. The protesters continued with the song as President Muhammadu Buhari stepped into the chamber, while APC lawmakers hailed the President, ‘Sai Baba!’ The National Anthem stopped both sides temporarily.

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It was a rowdy session at the National Assembly today during the 2019 budget presentation by President Mohammadu Buhari as two members of the House of Representatives, Mr Bashir Babale and Duoye Diri exchanged blows.

It is reported that trouble started when some lawmakers brought out placards and others tore them. Just when all thought they’ve settled from continuing the unruly behaviour, Senators Samuel Ayanwu and Godwill Akpabio got into a heated argument.

it was gathered that while APC lawmakers hailed the President Muhammadu Buhari shouting ‘Sai Baba!’, the PDP lawmakers continued with protest song as the President stepped into the chamber.

Two members of the House, Mr Bashir Babale and Duoye Diri, had a physical combat as lawmakers waited for the arrival of Buhari to the National Assembly to present the 2019 budget. Trouble started when some lawmakers brought out placards and others tore them. While the two lawmakers fought, other lawmakers chorused a protest song, ‘Freedom comes by struggle, by struggle; freedom come.’

While the two lawmakers fought, other lawmakers chorused a protest song, ‘Freedom comes by struggle, by struggle; freedom come.’

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