Corruption: Senate committee tackles Waku

The senate Committee on Rules and Business has asked Senator Joseph Waku to retract his statement in which he allegedly accused members of the senate committee of corrupt practices.

Chairman of the committee, Senator Ita Enang, in a statement in Abuja, said that Waku, who served from 1999 to 2003, allegedly claimed that he was informed by a serving senator that “to sponsor a Bill, a Senator may have to compromise the Rules and Business Committee to get it listed.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, we are hereby calling on Senator Waku to please name such a serving senator and be prepared to particularise the grievous, unfounded and unguarded statement unbecoming of a distinguished senator,” Enang said.

He said Waku, who left the Senate 12 years ago, could not have been in a position to make any statement about the institution without being appropriately informed.

“We therefore demand that Senator Waku do retract the statement and should name the Senator,” he said.
Source : Punch News


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