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Ex-governors retiring to Senate are unproductive – Senator Nwogu

Senator Nkechi Nwogu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken a swipe at the former State governors for running into the National Assembly after expiration of their tenures as Chief Executive Officer of their various states.

Nwogu, asserted that retiring governors in the country, were gradually turning the Senate to a political burial ground, alleging that most of the former governors were trooping into the Red Chamber to dodge criminal prosecutions.

The Senator, who spoke in an interview with newsmen on Sunday, pointed out that the ex-governors could plot to remove a sitting President, because, they have their war chests.

“I think it is a time bomb in the making. The Senate is gradually turning to a political burial ground for retiring governors. I thought the system would stop governors from retiring to the Senate unproductively. They go there to hide and they have nothing to offer. If care is not taken, they would be the determinants of what happens in the Nigerian economy.

“If out of 109 senators, the former governors make up the majority, they can decide whether to bring down a president or not, because they have the war chest. Unless something is done, I foresee that in the near future, we would have more former governors in the Senate than people who are there to work”.

The APC chieftain, who was also the Senatorial candidate of the party for Abia South zone in 2019 poll, lambasted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly promoting impunity and illegality during its sixteen years reign in Nigeria.

“The party did not get it right. They started playing God. They believed they could do anything and get away with it. They were no longer selecting their candidates based on merit; rather, they were only concerned about who paid the highest,” she said.

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