The Senator representing Edo North Senatorial District, Adams Oshiomole has tendered a Public Apology to his Colleagues and members of the 9th Senate over a TV interview that may have misrepresented members of the 9th Senate of allegedly looting their offices at the end their tenure.
The Lawmakers apology followed a point of order raised by his colleague representing Ogun West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Olamilekan who highlighted a breach of his rights by the interview in question.
According to the Lawmaker, this action by Senator Oshiomole has not only implicated members of the 9th Senate but has also put Members of the National Assembly in bad light.
Senator Olamilekan while explaining the rationale behind the lawmakers entitlements sought further explanations and a public apology from Senator Oshiomole on the said matter in order to set the records straight and avoid further misrepresentation of the National Assembly.
Senator Olamilekan’s demands also enjoyed the support of some other lawmakers who also demanded further explanation from the lawmaker in question.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin provided a better clarity on the matter, explaining that the office equipment depreciates by 25% each year and by the fourth year, it would have depreciated to 0%.
He further explained that lawmakers are given the privilege to either defer or purchase it for a token which shall be deducted from their severance gratuity or make direct payment .
Having been given the opportunity to narrate his position, Oshiomhole apologized and said he actually defended the immediate past Senators, instead.
Adams oshiomhole- Edo North
Sen. Adeola Solomon- Ogun West
Sen. Adamu Aliero- Kebbi Central
Sen. Barau Jibrin- DSP