The House of Representatives has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was only looking for relevance and that, as such, it does not have any intention to join issues with him.
Addressing the media, Deputy Chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Victor Ogene, said that the House had no intention to join issues with Obasanjo, as such, no one should lose sleep over his comments.
“Ordinarily, we shouldn’t join issues with former President Obasanjo. Because you asked, I just want to remark that these are two institutions involved. Former President Obasanjo belongs to an institution, a club of former heads of state. The National assembly is an institution created by law and for former President Obasanjo, because we all know where he is coming from.
“If there are two groups of people that he has shown open disdain and dislike for, it is the journalists and legislators. If the report that we all read is correct then he has attempted to add two groups, policemen and the Judiciary, and that is in his character.
“For me I think former President Obasanjo is in search of some relevance and he thinks that the way to go about it is to take spot shots at the legislature.
Going philosophical, Ogene said, “We won’t join issues but I think it is wrong for an elder to stand outside and pee into the house. The normal practice in Africa is to go outside and pee, not to stand outside and pee into the house. But if you do that I am sure that children will be wondering the kind of elder you are”.
He then said, “Since I came here as a legislator, I have not heard stories of Ghana must go bags, but when former President Obasanjo was in charge, nocturnal visits of Ghana must go bags were a routine in an attempt to buy the legislature and having failed especially with the last one over third term during which several millions of dollars were involved.
“I don’t think it is right for anybody to begin to have headache over whatever former president Obasanjo says”.