My attention has been drawn to a report in This Day newspaper that quoted me to have said that the Senate President Senator David Mark called Senators to request for their support for the extention of the regime’s tenure.
I never said that. What I said was that when we came back from last year’s summer break the president gave a speech where he said that left to him the defeat of Boko Haram should be the nation’s priority now and not an election. And I said from that moment on I began to feel that the elections as fixed for February may not hold since the nation may not have overcome Boko Haram by then. This was the only time I mentioned Senator David Mark in the close to 30 minutes speech that I gave. I at no time said Senators are broke and they will take money. I said all my colleagues who were made to go through the campaigns expecting the elections to be over with on February 14 must be broke by now and it will be difficult for them to go through the next six weeks campaigning.
I called the reporter Mr Gboyega Adesanmi to complain about this early today at about 5.00am and he promised to make amends.
Sen. Babafemi Ojudu