Senate President Bukola Saraki has acknowledged the receipt of the widely publicized letter written to the National Assembly by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Saraki, who spoke through his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Alhaji Yusuph Olaniyonu, acknowledged the receipt of the letter and promised to formally reply him (Obasanjo) at the appropriate time.
He said, “The Senate President has acknowledged the receipt of the letter from former President Olusegun Obasanjo and he will reply him in a formal manner.”
Reacting on behalf of the House of Representatives, the Chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, however, said a response to Obasanjo’s allegations would create a distraction for the federal lawmakers.
He stated, “We don’t want to take issue with Obasanjo, who we have tremendous respect for, as a parliament.
“Taking issue with him on these allegations will create needless distractions for us at this period that we are working on the national budget for the good of Nigerians.
“We remain focused and won’t be distracted.”