Buhari addresses world leaders in Paris (image courtesy Presidency)

Senator Dino Melaye (PDP-Kogi West) has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not mentally and physically fit to rule Nigeria.

Speaking at The Osasu Symposium on Thursday, Melaye disclosed that lawmakers have been accused of delaying the budget, where “in fact”, the fault lies with the executive.

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Speaking earlier, the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, had said Buhari signs laws in the interest of Nigerians and any law he rejects is also in the interest of the country.

Reacting, Melaye said: “I know Honourable Rotimi Amaechi very well, and he is my brother, he is my friend. Normally, he is more eloquent than this, normally, he would speak with precision than this.

“But you know when you are not saying the truth, it will never flow. The issue of the budget as raised by Honourable Rotimi Amaechi, I am happy that he was a legislator, and he was a presiding officer at the state house of assembly.

“The truth will remain the truth. At what point did you bring the budget? If you will all recall that the president of the Senate and the speaker of the house of representatives, had to write Mr President, accusing leaders of MDAs for refusing to come and defend their budget.

“The President had to order his ministers to go to the national assembly and defend their budgets before they came.

“The truth is, all political appointees, including Rotimi Amaechi, must become born again if we want to move this country forward.

“In whether the president reads these laws or not, all Nigerians, we know ourselves; you cannot give what you don’t have. President Muhammadu Buhari is not intellectually, emotionally, physically, mentally, equipped to govern this country.”