‘Former Senators, Reps looted televisions, carpets, chairs’ – Oshiomhole

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Former Edo State Governor and Senator representing Edo North, Adams Oshiomhole has expressed shock over what he called the level of vandalisation of the properties of the National Assembly by former lawmakers.

Oshiomhole disclosed that in spite of the presence of security men and women, television sets, carpets and chairs were looted by the immediate past senators and House of Representatives members.

Oshiomhole made the revelation when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

According to him, the former lawmakers left their offices in shambles with holes on the wall, saying he had to pay to fix his office before using it.

The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, stressed that the vandalisation also took place in the offices vacated by past Principal Officers of the National Assembly, whose names he refused to mention.

“Let me tell you one thing the National Assembly is not talking about and I don’t know why those who have a duty to speak are not speaking about it.

“I was shocked by the level of vandalisation 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. I had to pay to repaint my office. I will produce you the receipt.

“I can’t understand why and how a senate that sat on Sunday before we were inaugurated on the following Tuesday, and that level of vandalisation took place, and we have hundreds of security men and women in the National Assembly. I can never understand what happened. You find holes on the wall, even in the offices of principal officers of the senate, who I won’t get to mention.

“People told me there’s also the same level of vandalisation in the House Representatives,” Oshiomhole stated.

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