Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the deputy chairman of the special Ad-hoc committee on Media in the House of Representatives representing Ideato Federal Constituency of Imo State claimed that the leadership of the green chamber is not under any external pressure over appointment of chairmanship and deputy chairmanship of its standing committees.
According to Ugochinyere, in a statement issued on Sunday, said the reports and rumours over committees are false.
He assured that the Selection Committee set up by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abass would do a fair, just and competent work without any external influence. And also the 10th House led by Rt. Hon. Abbas is carrying along the interest of the 360 members in the selection of lawmakers that will head the various committees.
He said “I assure you, the reports going around social media that the leadership is under external influence or pressure over appointment of chairmanship, deputy chairmanship of its standing committees are false. It’s not true at all.
“Mr Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen had last month constituted a Selection Committee to recommend members for appointment as members of House Standing Committees.
“The Selection Committee, which is headed by him, has one member each from the 36 States. The committee members are competent and they are doing their job with fairness and justice in mind.
“10th House led by Hon. Tajudeen Abbas is carrying the interest of 360 members in the selection of lawmakers that will head the various committees or be Members.
“So I appeal to the masses to disregard any report of external influence or pressure, and allow the committee members to do their job.”