Lawmaker Tells Buhari To Caution Governors On Visit To Aso Villa

The Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to discourage state governors from paying unwarranted visits to Aso Villa while their states are in crisis.

condemned the habit of state governors the lawmaker wants President Buhari to ban the governors from embarking on such visits.

Sani made this known in a statement on Saturday in a statement made in respect paying visits to Aso Villa even in the midst of violent crisis rocking their states.

Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, is a first victim of the attack by Senator Sani because he stayed back in Abuja days after the attacks on his state during which more than 45 persons were reportedly killed his state..

Sani said the new ‘political culture’ of governors visiting the villa, while their states are in crisis, is political and should be banned.

“The new sycophantic political culture of Governors leaving their duty posts, in their respective states, almost on a daily basis to climb the Rock of Aso in order to pledge loyalty, leave their citizens in the hands of moribund and powerless deputy governors and at the mercy of well-armed killers.

“President Buhari must ban state Governors from the daily ritual of visiting the villa while their homes burn,” he said.

Sani also lashed at northern leaders for their ‘cowardice’ in the face of the crisis.

“The silence and cowardice of the Northern political elites to the mass killings going on in the North is out of fear that they can be labelled or blackmailed as being anti Government,” he said.

He bemoaned the current security situation in the country, ”where lives are no longer cherished.”

“We have become a nation in perpetual mourning and ceaseless funeral mass. In Nigeria today, blood is becoming cheaper than water and petrol. The most tragic of all tragedies is when tragedy becomes a routine in our daily lives.”

 

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