Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal has debunked rumours that he is under pressure to resign.
Tambuwal made this disclosure in a statement issued and signed on his behalf by his Media Aide, Mallam Imam Imam.
In the statement it was expressly stated that ‚Äúhe is not under pressure from any quarter to resign his appointment.‚Äù
‚ÄúThe story of the purported resignation, as published in the Nigerian Pilot Newspaper of Tuesday, October 8, 2013, is not true, and for all intents and purposes, is part of a larger campaign to smear the person and integrity of the Number Four Citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.‚Äù
‚ÄúThe story did not come as a surprise considering that it is one in a line of similar fabricated stories dished out about Tambuwal by Pilot Newspaper for some time now.‚Äù
‚ÄúWhile we don‚Äôt want to believe that the owners of the newspaper have allowed their platform to be used for a smear campaign on the legislature and its principal officers, we are constrained to say that allowing falsehood to be published in the guise of truth takes seeking-relevance (by the paper) too far.
‚ÄúWe want to assure Nigerians that the leadership of the House of Representatives is ever focused on delivering its constitutional mandate and will not be distracted by the antics of those who have something to hide.‚Äù
‚ÄúSpeaker Tambuwal and his colleagues won‚Äôt resign their appointments and they won‚Äôt be distracted from their stated goals,‚Äù the statement added.