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House blames executive arm for corruption spread

11 May 2015, 12:31

Benin - The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, on Sunday blamed the executive arm of government of failing to curb the wide spread corruption in the country.

Ihedioha made the accusation in Benin, when he led other members of the House to condole with the House Minority Whip, Samson Osagie, over the demise of his father.

The deputy speaker, who was responding to questions from newsmen, said that the 7th assembly had done its best to expose corruption in the country.

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"It is unfair for anybody to indicate that the assembly did nothing about corruption.

"First, the leadership of the House and the entire 7th assembly discharged itself as a House that leads by example throughout.

"We led the house transparently and we kept our books open for any group or individual to appreciate how we ran the affairs of the house.

"That is why, in the 7th assembly, there is no banana pills.

"We have exposed corruption where necessary,’’ Ihedioha said.

He disclosed that the House had completed work on the Petroleum Industry Bill and would table it for passage this week.


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