- Senator Abaribe should be enjoying prison life at the moment according to Idris Wase
- Wase said the senator's failure to produce Nnamdi Kanu whom he stood surety for should have warranted this
- According to him, politics should have nothing to do with this
The inability of Senate minority leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court after he stood surety for the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), should have been met with prison time according to deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Idris Wase.
According to Wase, Abaribe's case should not be different from that of Senator Ali Ndume, The Nation reports.
Recall that Ndume was remanded in prison when he failed to produce former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, who he stood for as surety, Vanguard added.
“He bailed Kanu Nnamdi and during the ENDSARS, we knew what happened.
“Kanu then was the one who was asking for the heads of Tinubu, destroy this, destroy that in the nation. But we have allowed him. He knew what happened to Ndume. Ndume, for bailing Maina, was taken to prison for not producing him but we allowed this man to go as opposition person.
“What is happening sir I think there is need for us as a system to change our tactics. It is not about opposition. If you are going to do opposition, do opposition that is right and also be part of the solution to problems.
“I think our privilege has been breached. There was complete wrong information and it is deliberate and that is why I am citing the issue of what I have seen the minority leader in the senate has done, with all of them sitting behind you. Ordinarily for failing to produce Kanu Nnamdi he should be in prison, just like Ndume was taken to prison.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Abaribe criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the nation’s security challenges.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s chieftain claimed during an interview on Wednesday, March 31, that nobody takes the president seriously, not even the service chiefs. Abaribe noted that kidnappers struck again just a day after the president said he would no longer tolerate the criminal activities.
“Why would we take him (President Muhammadu Buhari) seriously? Just the day after he had said we would no longer accept all these kidnappings, this would be the last, they kidnapped the last day."
In another development, Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu declared that he picked the senator representing Abia South senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe from the gutter.
Abaribe was the deputy governor when Kalu governed Abia in 1999 but he was impeached before the end of Kalu’s first term.
In his book entitled “Made in Aba,” Abaribe alleged that he was removed because he did not bow to Kalu’s mother who was very powerful in the government.