…Say his allegations misleading
The opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives have denied being indifferent to allegations of corruption leveled against government officials in the present administration.
Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu made the denial while reacting to allegations of complacency against opposition lawmakers by a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, Elumelu said: “The attention of the minority caucus in the House of Representatives has been drawn to a statement credited to the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, accusing the opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly of being indifferent and silent in the ongoing investigations into allegations of corruption against top government officials in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government.”
He said: “Such accusation is unfortunate, misleading, undeserving and uncharitable to the minority caucus in our manifest forceful efforts in exposing corruption and holding this administration accountable.
“Opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly have never and will never compromise or shy away from its legislative duties at any time, even at the risk of their lives.
“While we appreciate his concerns, the accusation by Comrade Timi Frank against opposition lawmakers is an incorrect and misleading miscomprehension of our processes in the uncompromising efforts in exposing corruption.”
The statement signed by Elumelu’s Legal Adviser, Barr. Oyomira Idahosa argued that “The accusation is apparently borne out inadvertent misunderstanding of the processes and procedures of the legislature, including those related to listing and presentation of motions, bills and other activities at plenary and committee levels in the National Assembly.”