Disclose source of money you gave to herdsmen, Shehu Sani tells El-Rufai

Posted by News Express | 14 April 2017 | 2,664 times

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•Senator Shehu Sani.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign debt, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna), yesterday asked Governor Nasiru El-Rufai to disclose where he got money to settle herdsmen in the state.

Speaking on the sideline of the disclosure of security votes and salary, he said in his view, the call for National Assembly to open its book is legitimate and morally right.

“I believe the leadership of the Assembly is listening and the disclosure by Speaker Dogara is timely,” he said.

He said the general public should not be deceived by the Kaduna Governor’s stunts and public presentation of his work of fiction he calls security vote.

Sani’s words: “Whoever can believe that a state Governor lives on less than half a million monthly is either hypnotised, dazed or high on an inebriant. If you are convinced that Kaduna Governor transparently spent his security votes on CCTV camera visit Kaduna visit Kaduna if you will ever see one security camera.

“If you are convinced that the Kaduna Governor transparently spent his security votes on the police, please ask him from which of the votes does he pay the Herdsmen? He queried.

Sani who has been at a loggerhead with El-Rufai said, “We live in ‘Felanistic’ times where the political elite are engaged in you be thief, I no be thief, you be robber, I no be robber, you be armed robber, I no be armed robber situation.

“The Nigerian public cannot know who is a saint or a sinner in power, it always has to take men out of power for the public to know what exist beneath the throne.”

Sani said Nigeria’s lost wealth is not just in Swiss banks and Dubai real estate; it’s not just hidden in cesspit holes and in dusty ceilings; it’s in the files of the Code of Conduct Bureau, well protected by the law of secrecy.

“Apart from President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, no other vendor of change is willing to publicly declare his assets. Everyman on the throne of power stands in the dock of history and posterity. If we don’t learn from the travails of men out of power, we will queue behind them in fate,” he said.

•Text courtesy of Daily Trust.

Source: News Express

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