A Labour Party lawmaker in the Senate, Senator Neda Imasuen, has said it is unfair for Nigerians to criticise Labour Party lawmakers for not rejecting the plan by the National Assembly to buy Sport Utility Vehicles allegedly worth N160m for each lawmaker.
Imasuen, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, said the LP lawmakers in the National Assembly are too few to stop the plan by the lawmakers to buy luxury vehicles.
The plan by the National Assembly members to purchase SUVs, amid economic hardship in the country, has generated uproar in the country.
The National Chairman of the LP, Julius Abure, had called on members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the Labour Party not to partake in the profligate spending, which he described as insensitive and wasteful.
Abure said such spending did not align with the ideology of the Labour Party, which prides itself as a pro-people party.
But speaking with journalists in Benin at the weekend, Imasuen, who represents Edo Central in the Senate, said the LP lawmakers are only eight in the Senate and cannot sway the majority of lawmakers from backing down on the plan to buy luxury vehicles.