Senator Abaribe Accuses Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello Of Acting Like ‘Little Hitler’, Chasing Senators From Their Constituencies
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The security situation in Kogi State as it pertains to the Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello has been brought before the Nigerian Senate as a matter of concern.
This is in reaction to the news earlier reported by NIGERIA NEWS that Senator Ogembe from Kogi State cried out that he could no longer visit his hometown due to the activities of Governor Bello.
In response to this, the Chairman of the South East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe strongly criticised the Governor for his rash and unjustified use of power in the state especially on the issue of security.
Senator Abaribe while addressing other Senators yesterday at the Chambers of the National Assembly called for a concerted effort to tackle the issue now as he pointed out that the Governor could also extend same treatment to other lawmakers in the State.
In Abaribe’s words, Governor Bello is ‘deciding to act like a little Hitler,’ which will now ‘make senators be afraid to go home.’
Furthermore, he said the Governor is a bad example of the youths’ clamour for power in the country as they are likely to ‘throw the country to dogs.’
In full, Senator Abaribe said: “Why would a member of this Hallowed Chamber not be left to do what he has to do for his constituents? It may be him today but it will be another person tomorrow.
“That means if the governor doesn’t like what you are doing, he will send the Police after you. How can we live in this country and have an avowed war hero who told us that ‘once I step into office, I will take care of security’? Yet, things are worse than ever.
“We shouldn’t put this under the table. It was Dino, now Ogembe. Tomorrow it may be Aidoko, all in the same Kogi state.
“People have been running around and saying that we need youths in government. The man in Kogi is a youth but how come this youth does not know what he is doing? There is so much insecurity in this particular place.
“That does not give credence that this country should be handed over to a youth. If we hand over this country to him, what will now happen? This country will be thrown to the dogs. It is not youth but the ideas that you have.
“I want you to even go for that his seat because if that is what is making him feel so big, let someone else challenge him. We cannot continue this way where Senators will be afraid to go home because somebody is sitting down there, deciding that he will be a little Hitler.”