Tambuwal denies pressure to resign



Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, the Speaker of House of Representatives has
described a newspaper report that he is under pressure to resign as a
complete fabrication.

In a statement issued and signed on his behalf by his Media Aide,
Mallam Imam Imam on Tuesday, the Speaker affirmed that he is not under
is not under pressure from any quarter to resign his appointment
contrary to a report published by a national newspaper.

“The 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

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“The 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 sometime now.

“While we don’t 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.

“We 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.
“Speaker Tambuwal and his colleagues won’t resign their appointments
and they won’t be distracted from their stated goals,” the Speaker

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