Senator Ibrahim, a 3-time gov of Yobe makes boast, says he’ll die in the Senate
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Senator Ibrahim, a 3-time gov of Yobe makes boast, says he’ll die in the Senate

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A sitting senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bukar Abba Ibrahim has said that he is going to continue to serve as a senator until death stops him.

Ibrahim, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator and former governor of Yobe State, representing the state East senatorial district boasted that “everybody tells me that I’m Senator for life. I’m going to be in the Senate for life.”

Ibrahim ruled as Yobe governor before and after the return of democracy in Nigeria in 2009 three times. He later moved to the Senate in 2007, was returned in 2011 as well as in 2015 and is at present Senate Committee chairman on Ecology and Climate Change.

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He however made his declaration that only death will separate him from serving in the Senate during a debate on the 57th anniversary of the country at the weekend.

He said, “We are very grateful to God and to all Nigerians. Let me categorically say, Mr. Senate President, that I will stay in the Senate until death do us part. Everybody tells me that I’m Senator for life.. I’m going to be in the Senate for life.”

Ibrahim turned 68 this October 1, when Nigeria marked its 57th anniversary.

Recall that Senator Ibrahim was some time ago enmeshed in a scandal over a compromising video where he was seen dressing up in the presence of two women, allegedly after sex.

The controversial senator had in his response to the video reportedly said, “This is a personal, private matter. What does my having been with a girl have to do with the public? You know the normal thing: people ask for unreasonable things, and if you deny them, they try to blackmail you if they have a way.

“If they say I raped, that’s a different matter altogether. “Is it because I am a public official then I am not supposed to be entitled to private life?”

The senator who had then claimed that he knew when one of the women was filming him and had told him it was only for fun, added, “They just mentioned it to me as a joke and I took it as nothing really serious. This is something that happened between two adults.”

 

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