Stop Playing God, Senate Warns Governors
The Senate on Wednesday called on three state governors to stop playing god and allow the lawmakers from the state to perform their functions.
The governors are Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Yahaya Bello (Kogi) and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano).
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu called on these governors to act within the law and desist from attacking senators in their domains.
The governors came under serious attack following the adoption of a motion by Senator Ahmed Ogembe (Kogi Central), who alleged disruption of his empowerment programme.
He said that some hoodlums believed to be working for Bello disrupted the empowerment programme and unleashed mayhem on his people, including him in Okene.
The programme, according to Ogembe took place on March 3 in Okene but was disrupted while the police could not do anything about it.
He categorically expressed worry that “indeed, political violence, kidnapping, killings, assassinations of my constituents and supporters in Kogi Central have become the order of the day and the police have chosen to turn a blind eye.”
Another senator, Dino Melaye said that he was being victimized by Governor Bello every now and then, adding that he was arraigned by the order of Federal Government on an alleged misinformation.
Speaking, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki noted that Kogi is coming to a point where it is becoming a threat to Nigeria democracy, adding that the Senate would be very serious about it.