Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Media, Abdulrazak Namdas on Thursday said the National Assembly will not be distracted by the letters.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a letter dated January 13 had accused the National Assembly leadership of financial recklessness and insensitivity to the declining state of the country’s economy.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Namdas stated that the law makers have tremendous respect for the former President.
He said the letter by the former President may not have been meant for the 8th Assembly but rather the 4th or 5th Assemblies.
“We have tremendous respect for the former President. We don’t want to be distracted by letters.
“Probably the letter is not meant for the 8th Assembly because we have cued in with President Muhammadu Buhari, I think the letter is meant for the 4th or 5th Assembly. It was misdirected, “the Chairman said.
Further commenting on the alleged sharing of N50m and 150 Motorcycles to all members by the House Leadership, he said the matter would be investigated and if there is a need to take action, the House will.
He said the allegation was a serious one which will not be let to lay low
“If a member is (saying) doing that to tarnish the image of the House it will not be be tolerated.
“We don’t know where he got that information, we don’t know if he is a beneficiary, “he said.