Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has been accused by a member of the House of Representatives, Johnson Agbonayinma, of selling the Apo Legislative Quarters because of his third term agenda.
The accusation was made by the lawmaker, on Wednesday, April 24, when his colleague, Segun Adekola, moved a motion that the name be changed Apo Legislators Quarters.
Reacting to the motion, Agbonayinma said it was wrong to continue to refer to the buildings as “legislative or legislators’ quarters” since they are no longer housing sitting lawmakers", Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng notes that Agbonayinma said: “Mr. Speaker, there is no monument. Obasanjo sold the quarters because of his selfish third term agenda. He sold what belongs to all Nigerians because of his selfish interests. So, there is no monument in the first place."
Deputy speaker, Yusuf Lasun, supported the motion on the grounds that the word “legislative” had to be replaced with “legislators” to depict the main purpose of the buildings.
According to Pally Iriase (APC, Edo), there is no need to change the name of what he called “one of Nigeria’s national monuments which would remind posterity of our history".
The 'nays' had their ways and the motion was thrown out by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to liberate itself from those he called bad eggs within the political fold.
Obasanjo, a former member of the PDP, said there were hypocrites within the party and that these set of people lack commitment to the organisation’s move to return to the days of its glory.
The former president lamented that many leaders within the party were still preoccupied with what comes their pockets and stomachs.
Speaking when the southwest PDP leaders led by the party’s national vice chairman, Eddy Olafeso, visited him at his Pent-House residence within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun state, Obasanjo said Nigeria’s situation demands a vibrant voice in the PDP to engender a virile democracy.
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“I knew PDP would lose election in 2015 because it was clear. And I knew PDP will need to be rebuilt after losing the election."
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