- Senator Obinna Ogba has described Late Sani Abacha as a good man
- The Ebonyi lawmaker said Abacha's leadership's style is like Saraki's own
- The lawmaker criticised his colleagues whom he said exhibited divisive sentiments
Senator Obinna Ogba has compared outgoing Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to late head of state, Sani Abacha, saying their leadership style is the same.
Premium Times reports that the lawmaker representing Ebonyi Central made this comparison on Thursday, June 6, during a valedictory speech.
Ogba also criticised his colleagues for exhibiting sentiments in the Senate especially divisive ones.
He said: “In this chamber you find the good, the bad and the ugly but Nigeria is represented here. What I noticed in this eighth assembly is that there are people who do not see anything good except in their zones.
“We are not supposed to be belong to any political party, zones or religion here. The earlier we changed that attitude, it will be better for this country.”
He thanked the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, and Saraki for their leadership in the winding-up 8th Senate.
He described Abacha as a good person whom he said was better than many of the people criticising him now.
Ogba said: “Mr President I want to thank the leadership of the Senate, particularly Senator Bukola Saraki and your humble self, Dr Ike Ekweremadu.
“I am one of those who believe that many people can say what they like but Sani Abacha is a president that we have never seen. You may like it, you may not like it but I will liken Saraki leadership to that of Abacha.
“Abacha is a very good man, no matter what they are saying about him. People condemning him today are worse. Things that he did not do but time shall tell. During Abacha we don’t have security problem like this and so many things the man did. Wherever the man is, God will continue to bless him. He is the one that gave us Ebonyi state. God will continue to bless him and you too (Saraki).”
Meanwhile, Saraki, on Thursday, June 6, reportedly mocked Senator Ovie Omo-Agege during the valedictory session.
Omo-Agege is one of the aspirants for the position of the deputy president of the Senate.
Saraki who was presiding, made the expensive jokes when he addressed Francis Alimikhena, another aspirant for the position, as mot “a mace snatcher.”
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