Some senators are demanding an apology from Senator Adams Oshiomhole (APC Edo North), their colleague in the Ninth Assembly, for claims of vandalism leveled against them.
On Channels Television’s Politics Today on Sunday, Oshiomhole claimed that MPs carted away stuff from their respective offices, including rugs.
He said that he and the majority of federal lawmakers in the 10th National Assembly utilized personal funds to renovate their offices.
Oshiomole said, “In spite of the presence of security men and women, television sets, carpets, and chairs were looted by the immediate past senators and House of Representatives members.
“The former lawmakers left their offices in shambles with holes in the walls, which had to be fixed by serving lawmakers from their pockets.”
However, on Tuesday at the plenary, Senator Adeola Solomon (APC Ogun West), moved a motion demanding an apology from Oshiomhole.
Solomon said, “My privilege has been abused. A senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria went on National TV and told the whole world that the lawmakers of the ninth Assembly, which I was a part of, looted equipment from their offices.
“We all know that there is no way that a senator or their aides can take a pin out of the National Assembly without being accounted for.
“Each of the items was checked and legally passed and those amounts are deducted from severance packages.”
“I hereby demand that the senator should apologise to the House or be made to face the Ethics and Privilege Committee.”