Senators Demand Apology from Colleague Over Vandalism Allegations

Senators Demand Apology from Colleague Over Vandalism Allegations

…By for TDPel Media.

Certain senators in the Ninth Assembly are calling for an apology from their fellow colleague, Senator Adams Oshiomhole (APC Edo North), in response to allegations of vandalism he made against them.

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During an appearance on the Politics Today programme on Channels Television, Oshiomhole claimed that some lawmakers had looted items from their offices, including rugs.

He further asserted that he and many federal lawmakers in the 10th National Assembly had invested their personal funds to furnish and maintain their offices.

Senator Adeola Solomon’s Motion for Apology:

In the plenary session on Tuesday, Senator Adeola Solomon (APC Ogun West) initiated a motion demanding an apology from Senator Oshiomhole.

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He expressed that the statement made on national television was an embarrassment to the lawmakers and amounted to an abuse of his privilege as a senator.

Solomon strongly contested the accusation, emphasizing that it was unfounded and damaging to the reputation of the Ninth Assembly.

Refuting Allegations and Accountability:

Senator Solomon firmly stated that it was implausible for senators or their aides to remove any item from the National Assembly without proper documentation and accountability.

He highlighted that every item taken from the offices was meticulously checked and legally approved, with corresponding deductions made from the lawmakers’ severance packages.

Therefore, Solomon’s motion sought to address the unjust implications made by Oshiomhole’s statement.

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Apology Demanded or Ethical Inquiry:

Senator Solomon called for a formal apology from Senator Oshiomhole to the House for making unsubstantiated allegations.

Failing to receive an apology, Solomon proposed that Oshiomhole be subjected to the scrutiny of the Ethics and Privilege Committee.

This committee would investigate the matter further, ensuring fairness and adherence to the principles of parliamentary conduct.

Conclusion:

The demand for an apology from Senator Adams Oshiomhole by some senators in the Ninth Assembly reflects their determination to uphold the integrity of their institution.

The accusations of vandalism against lawmakers have been refuted, and the lawmakers have called for a proper investigation to address the issue.

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The situation remains under scrutiny as the Ethics and Privilege Committee may be involved if an apology is not forthcoming.

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