Senator Elisha Abbo has said that the ministerial nominee from Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, donated his salary to him when he was governor of Osun.
Mr Abbo, who was seen in a video assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja, said on Monday during Aregbesola’s screening, that the former governor gave him his entire salary for a particular month in 2012.
Abbo added that he had visited Aregbesola to solicit for his support when he was contesting for the chairmanship of his local government.
“I want to join my colleagues from Osun and the entire south-west to extol the virtue of this great Nigerian,” he began.
“I remember in 2012 when I contested for the chairmanship of my local government as a very tiny young man; I visited you in GRA, Ikeja in your house. I never knew you and you asked me to come in and I explained my problems and you told me to come to the government house and meet you.
“When I got there, I thought I would stay there for three days without seeing you. I filled a form, you saw my name and ushered me into your office upstairs and you gave me the whole of your salary that month to go to Adamawa and contest the election.”
He asked the Senate to also grant Aregbesola the privilege of bowing before the lawmakers without questioning, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari should give him ‘a very big ministry’.
Aregbesola said he could not remember the encounter but commended Abbo for making it public, saying he owed such gesture to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.