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Tue, Jul 25, 2023 11:20 PM

Senator Oshiomole Apologizes to Colleagues Over Allegations of Office Looting

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Senator Oshiomole Apologizes to Colleagues Over Allegations of Office Looting
Senator Adams Oshiomole has issued an apology to his colleagues in the Senate after making allegations of office looting against them. In a recent interview, Oshiomole accused former Senators and members of the House of Representatives of vandalizing and looting their offices. However, he has now clarified his statement, stating that he meant offices were vandalized and not that the Senators looted their offices. Oshiomole has apologized for any offense caused by his initial remarks.

Senator Adams Oshiomole, the Senator representing Edo North, has issued an apology to his colleagues in the Senate over allegations of office looting. In a recent interview, Oshiomole accused former Senators and members of the House of Representatives of vandalizing and looting their offices.

However, Oshiomole has now clarified his statement, stating that he meant offices were vandalized and not that the Senators looted their offices. He explained that many Senators had to use their personal money to equip their offices because the offices were empty when they were inaugurated into the Senate. He highlighted instances such as television sets, carpets, and chairs being carted away, leaving the offices empty for the new lawmakers.

"I was shocked by the level of vandalization of properties of the National Assembly. Televisions were carted away, carpets were carted away, Senators' chairs were carted away. I had to use my money and someone also decided to deliver to me a printer, to give me a laptop to use in my office. I had to buy the carpet and pay the cost of fixing it. I had to pay some young people to clean the office to restore the new carpet," Oshiomole explained.

Senator Solomon Olamilekan from Ogun West raised a point of order against Oshiomole's comments, claiming that the Edo Senator made false allegations against the former Senators. He sought the Senate's permission to compel Oshiomole to apologize to the upper legislative chamber and members of the 9th Assembly.

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, clarified that the N70 billion allocated to the National Assembly was not for palliative but to assist lawmakers in replacing necessary items in their offices. He emphasized that the funds were meant to replace things that were missing or damaged.

Following the calls for an apology, Oshiomole addressed his colleagues, stating, "I didn't address social media, I spoke with a respected TV station. The question was put to me by the TV host as to what justified the appropriation for the comfort of the national assembly. The allegation was made by the TV host, at no time have I ever said the Senators looted their offices."

Oshiomole further apologized to those who may have been offended by his remarks, stating, "I apologize because I cannot leave my home and go to the media to abuse anybody."

The issue of office looting and vandalism has brought attention to the state of affairs within the National Assembly. Security measures and accountability should be prioritized to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.

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