Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has come under attack following his comment yesterday that the recent revelations from alleged budget padding in the House of Representatives confirms his position that the National Assembly is filled with rogues and thieves. Reacting to his comment, deputy Senate leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah in a statement said he finds Obasanjo’s comment reckless and terrifying.
“I am respectfully taking exception to the statement which I express the hope is not true. To start with, it is not in my character to join issues with an elder statesmen who have had the privilege of superintending over the affairs of our great country Nigeria. This exception has become necessary in view of the enormity of the alleged statement to my person and integrity. If former President Obasanjo can come out with one proven record of corruption against me as a person, I promise to vacate my seat as a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria. For the records, I was the only member from Kebbi State who did not find it worthy at that time of collecting the sum of N50 million as an inducement to subvert the constitution and provide a constitutional framework for the third term ambition of President Obasanjo. I find this statement if it is true to be reckless and terrifying. The implications of the statement is to say that the entire over 170 million Nigerians have not elected a single person with integrity among the 469 members of the National Assembly. This is definitely rhapsodic and does not conform to common sense and reason” he said