The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Thursday exonerated himself from the crisis currently rocking the National Assembly.
He noted that the crisis has assumed an ugly turn with some people accusing him of accepting gratification from senators.
The APC chairman stated this when he played host to South East/South South Professionals, who visited him in his office in Abuja.
The APC chairman said the accusations are new to him because he has no reason to collect money from Senators since he is not in a position to vote for them in the National Assembly.
He described those peddling the rumour as devoid of conscience, noting that God will eventually vindicate him and make his opponents regret their actions.
“So if they are saying you have taken money from a Senator, I am not a Senator. I cannot do it. I cannot at this age be a Senate President or Senate Leader.
“So what is he giving me money for? And in politics when you throw this into public domain, how many people know me personally? So it is annoying, it is dirty. It is crude, it is unbecoming.
“It shows the people are so devoid of conscience. It doesn’t make me lose sleep because I have God that is so preventive of me because the people who are doing this will eventually eat their own words. I have no doubt at all in my mind”, Mr. Oyegun declared.
He expressed surprise that the party is not completely done with the 2015 elections, members are already accusing him of conspiring to favour the North in the 2019 polls.
Oyegun noted that since he is not from the North and does not organize elections for them, the accusation is baseless.