The Senate has denied the alleged disbursement of N100 million to lawmakers.
Senator Yemi Adaramodu, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, denied the allegation in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.
He described a statement credited to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which alleged that the sum was paid to the lawmakers, as strange, ludicrous, and unthinkable.
”What do these negative characters want to gain from their lies and falsehoods against the National Assembly? This is strange to us, very ludicrous, and unthinkable.
“There is no N100 million for a legislator anywhere; from which budget is this coming from?
“How, where, and when? This is another satanic ploy of a miserable gang of media and political dark angels to bring the Nigerian parliament into disrepute and pit the legislators against the Nigerian public.
“We believe that the public is aware that popular democracy is an anathema to some unpatriotic political mercenaries, hence their systemic blackmail of the parliament, which undoubtedly is the soul of democracy and sovereignty,” Adaramodu said.
He urged the public, and especially the Nigerian workers, to disregard the allegation.
The Senator added, “The National Assembly shall not hesitate, henceforth, to take constitutional and legal actions against irreverent merchants of rumours and ill will against legislators.
“The national assembly should not be taken as a political scapegoat.
“We don’t expect anything less from the NLC leadership; we only opined that they will place national interest above partisan nihilistic outbursts.
“If the Congress wishes to serve as the conscience of Nigerian workers, it must purge itself of political comments that can truncate our democracy.
“We believe that Nigerians see this new unscrupulous advocacy as a comedy to entertain only the unsuspecting.”