N160m SUV: Labour Party Lawmakers Shun Abure, Set to Collect Official Vehicles

N160m SUV: Labour Party Lawmakers Shun Abure, Set to Collect Official Vehicles

  • Legislators under the platform of the Labour Party have decided to accept the official vehicles awarded to them by Bola Tinubu
  • The lawmakers explained that they would accept the car gift due to their oversight functions, noting it would aid their jobs
  • Meanwhile, Abure's statement had described the plan as insensitive and urged Labour Party lawmakers not to accept the luxury vehicles

Lawmakers under the platform of the Labour Party (LP) in the National Assembly have taken a final decision regarding the official car gift given to them by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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Labour Party lawmakers express readiness to receive the N160m SUVs. Photo credit: Julius Abure, Autoblog
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The LP legislators have turned a deaf ear to the advice of the party's national chairman, Julius Abure, not to be a part of the luxury official vehicles planned for legislators.

Speaking on the matter, on Thursday, October 19, the lawmaker representing Delta Aniocha North and South, Ngozi Okolie, told The Punch that Abure's demands were unrealistic, mainly because he had yet to provide them with alternatives to carry out their jobs.

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Okolie maintained that such vehicles were a necessity considering the nature of their oversight functions in the polity.

The LP lawmaker disclosed further that Nigerians were quick to attack legislators over things like this, whereas politicians at the state level get more benefits than federal lawmakers, The Nigerian Tribune added.

Shehu Sani reacts as LP tells Reps to reject Tinubu's N160m SUV

Meanwhile, a former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani, reacted after the national chairman of the Labour Party condemned the N160m official vehicle being awarded to each of the 360 members of the House of Representatives.

On Wednesday, October 18, the former senator described Abure's order as "a patriotic statement".

Sani insisted that no lawmaker would reject such a car gift that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu presented to the National Assembly.

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LP responds to Apapa, Arabambi's allegation against Obi

In another development, LP has urged media outlets to derecognise Pa Lamidi Apapa and Abayomi Arabambi's factional leadership as chairman and publicity secretary.

This appeal was contained in a statement published on the party's official website on Monday, October 16.

The appeal by the opposition party is on the heels of the speculation that Peter Obi, the LP flagbearer, had allegedly impersonated his late brother's certificate.

Source: Legit.ng

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