By Tordue Salem
ABUJA â€” The Leader of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, Tunde Akogun said yesterday that the just-concluded retreat for members held in Kano and Uyo was partly funded by Governors, as he exonerated himself from allegations of misappropriation of funds that were voted for the capacity-building event.
The Leader enjoined his colleagues to ignore the â€˜rumoursâ€™ makingÂ the rounds as according to him, taking heed could cause a division in the House.
The Leader in a statement by his Senior Information Officer, Austen Adesoro, said â€œthe host Governors complemented the efforts of the House in making members very comfortable and ensuring the success of the event, which is in harmony with African hospitalityâ€ and â€œurged members of the House to disregard the ugly rumours making the rounds as this was capable of causing disunity in the Houseâ€
Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha had earlier refuted allegations of fraud leveled against him by a Group seeking his removal for allegedly misappropriating part of a vote for the celebration of â€œI0 Years of Uninterrupted Democracy in Nigeria â€.