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SEN. NWOGU: Senate now political burial ground, many ex-governors unproductive

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SEN. NWOGU: Senate now political burial ground, many ex-governors unproductive

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, (APC), Senator Nkechi Nwogu, has indicted some of her colleagues, especially former State governors, who she claims seek refuge in the National Assembly to dodge criminal prosecutions.

Senator Nwogu also added that most of the former governors who are trooping into the Red Chamber after the expiration of their tenures were largely unproductive and are gradually turning the Senate to a political burial ground.

The lawmaker who spoke with journalists in Abuja on Sunday also alleged that such individuals are dangerous as they could plot to unseat a sitting President because, they have money to spend.

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She said; “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”.

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