No crack in the House of Reps, says spokesman
The Spokesperson for the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia), says there is no crack among the members.
In a statement he issued on Sunday in Abuja, Kalu urged the public to ignore reports in the media, which suggests there is division in the House.
He said the House led by Femi Gbajabiamila has no division either among the principal officers or the membership and the leadership.
“It is important to note that comparatively, since the Fifth Republic, the 9th Assembly remains the most united house.
“Members are motivated by the leadership culture and style of the speaker, which have been a selfless one.
“It is focused on true nation building, which has been brought by the membership that have all keyed into the legislative agenda set as the road map towards the achievement of this mission,” he said
According to him, one or two dissenting voices as expected may not completely be on board the mission train.
The lawmaker said that such negligible opinion would not represents the majority interest of the 9th House of Representatives
Kalu urged the public to focus on the 15 agenda of the 9th Assembly and what it represents for the people of Nigeria.
The spokesmen said that ”the media is a recognised and an important partner in the nation building task”.
The parliamentarian urged the media to be mindful of encouraging peddling of baseless rumours, propaganda and other forms of information disorder.
Kalu said that beyond being the traditional source of news, ”the media remains the strategic tool for national peace, unity and progress”.
He urged the media to always verify information from the official spokesperson of the house as he remains the credible source for any information affecting the 9th Assembly.(NAN)