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Senator Demands Apology From Obasanjo For Calling NASS Robbers, Rogues

Posted: Jul 26, 2016 at 2:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, has denounced former President Olusegun Obasanjo for denigrating the National Assembly after reports emerged that he described Nigerian lawmakers as “robbers and rogues.”

The statement in question was made by the former President at the Aso Villa shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, as he said the ongoing accusations and counter-accusations from the National Assembly on the padding of the 2016 budget have vindicated his earlier remarks that the upper and lower legislature were peopled with thieves.

However, the Senate has kicked, demanding an “unreserved apology” from Obasanjo.

Urhoghide said on Tuesday, “I believe former President Obasanjo has premised his denigrating comment on the on-going sordid accusations on 2016 budget between Hon. Abdumumuni Jibrin, the erstwhile Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, and the leadership of the House of Representatives.

“What is going on in the media is indeed disgraceful, if actually the mentioned House members did the padding of the 2016 budget. I and others in the Senate deserve and demand unreserved apology from Chief Obasanjo for casting aspersions and denigrating our individual integrity and the institution we represent.

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