Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State and a senator representing Edo North, has expressed dismay over what he calls the level of vandalism committed by former members against the properties of the National Assembly.
Oshiomhole revealed that in spite of the presence of security personnel, the immediate previous senators and House of Representatives members stole television sets, rugs, and chairs from the building.
During an appearance on the program “Sunday Politics” on Channels Television, Oshiomhole revealed the information.
He claims that the previous politicians left their offices in a shambles, with holes in the wall, and that he had to pay to renovate his office before he could use it.
The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, commonly known as the APC, emphasized that the vandalism also took place in the offices that had been vacated by previous Principal Officers of the National Assembly; however, he declined to identify the identities of those individuals.
“Allow me to tell you one subject that is not being discussed in the National Assembly, and I don’t know why people who have the responsibility to speak are not speaking about it.
“I was astounded by the extent of the vandalism committed against the properties of the National Assembly. Carts were used to remove televisions, carpets, and chairs belonging to senators. Also removed were other miscellaneous items. I had no choice but to spend my own money, and on top of that, someone chose to send me a printer and hand me a laptop to use in my workplace.
I was required to pay for both the carpet and the expense of repairing it. Because the new carpet needed to be preserved, I had to hire some young employees and pay them to clean the office. The cost of painting my office again was on me. I will hand you the receipt in a moment.
“I can’t understand why and how that level of vandalism took place in a senate that sat on Sunday before we were inaugurated on the following Tuesday, and we have hundreds of security men and women in the National Assembly,” she said.
“I can’t understand why and how a senate that sat on Sunday before we were inaugurated on the following Tuesday.” What went wrong is beyond my ability to comprehend. Even in the offices of the major officers of the Senate, whose names I won’t give, you may see holes in the wall.
According to Oshiomhole, “people told me there’s also the same level of vandalism in the House Representatives,” which is a statement he made.