Ekiti State House of Assembly has distanced itself from media reports making rounds that it indicted the former state governor, Segun Oni, on public accounts matters.
According to statement on Friday signed by Dr. Samuel Omotoso, the Chairman House Committee on Information, the House sat on Thursday and adopted the 2015 Public Accounts Committee but there was nothing like indictment or any document against Oni.
Describing the reports as misleading and a calculated attempt at dragging the House of Assembly into an unnecessary controversy, Omotoso said Ekiti State House of Assembly is a respectable institution that will not descend into any political arena without due diligence.
“House of Assembly sat on Thursday and adopted the 2015 reports of the Public Accounts Committee and nowhere was any indictment found or documented against the former Governor of Ekiti State, His Excellency, Engr Segun Oni, saying that the house has no pecuniary interest other than that of the People of Ekiti State and hence will not cry foul where there is none.
“Ekiti State House of Assembly will stand by the truth irrespective of whose ox is gored and therefore advised the general public to disregard and discountenance further circulation of the misleading reports against Engr Segun Oni, which he described as written in bad faith.
“The reports did not originate from the Assembly, is a figment of the imagination of fifth columnist who will stop at nothing to create confusion, bad blood and disorder in the system.
The Chairman said emphatically that as far as the Ekiti State House of Assembly is concerned on its constitutionally recognised roles of oversight and accountability Oni has no case to answer.