Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Mathew Urhoghide, has lashed out at former President, Olusegun Obasanjo for saying the National Assembly was made up of “armed robbers and rogues.”
Obasanjo while addressing State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja said the padding scandal rocking the National Assembly confirmed his earlier notion about the current federal lawmakers he described as thieves and rogues.
Urhoghide, in his reaction said the lawmakers deserved an unreserved apology from the former President as the comment is not true of the present national assembly.
According to the senator, “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 Appropriations 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.”