Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has slammed the Nigerian Senate for describing him as a little Hitler and a threat to the nation’s democracy.
He also told the senators to be careful in making derogatory statements when sensitive matters were brought before them.
Bello, who spoke yesterday through his Director General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, was reacting to Wednesday’s plenary of the senate where he came under barrage of condemnations for his alleged involvement in the recent political violence unleashed on Senator Ahmed Ogembe and his supporters in Okene.
“I think it is high time the senate discovered that they are the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and not the senate of the senators.
“They should protect every Nigerian; including the Governor of Kogi State or Kaduna State or whichever state where they think their people are at loggerheads with their chief executives.
“They should be very careful in making sweeping statements. What happened in Kogi State was condemned. The Governor of Kogi State has invested billions of naira to ensure there is peace and security in the state.
“They should wait for police investigation. When that of Dino Melaye happened, the senators used all forms of language on their floor to condemn the governor and used derogatory statements against the people and the Government of Kogi State; only for investigations to now find out that the whole thing was concocted.
“Now, the same senator has been charged to court for misleading the police. If Dino Melaye could do that, who says that Ogembe cannot organise his own event and also sponsor thugs to cause crisis there so that they can finger the governor and position Kogi as an unsafe place?” Fanwo asked.