In a swift reaction yesterday, shortly after receiving the federal government delegation led by the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro on a sympathy visit to the Governor, Kwankwaso berated the legislators of ‘talking rubbish.’
He said “They are just senators sitting in Abuja, they don’t know anything but they have to speak rubbish and absolute nonsense.
“Senators in Abuja feel they are big and mightier. Abuja only they know. They don’t know what is happening in their states or constituencies. If there is kidnapping, militancy or bomb blast in their home state, they seek refuge in their castles in Abuja.”
It would be recalled that Senator Uche Chukumerije and Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya had accused him of being nonchalant and that he failed to personally sympathise with the victims’ families.
Chukumerije and Gaya had claimed that 80 per cent of those who died were Igbos and 20 per cent from the other parts of the country.
Governor Kwankwaso, while calling on the Senators and members of the House of Representatives to pay a visit to Kano like the federal government did and witness events on ground asked the electorate to ensure that, in the next election, they elect credible Senators unlike the present ones who are not interested in the affairs of the country as well as the sustenance of peace and oneness of the nation
“We are working round the clock to ensure there is peace in Kano State, and we shall continue with the good work for the betterment of the state,” Kwankwaso added.
Moro commended the traditional rulers, the security initiative of Kwankwaso and his desire to have peace in the state. He said, “Clearly, today is the demonstration of federal government’s intensified collaborative effort with the state government and the people of Nigeria to avoid the said wanton destruction of lives and property in the south.”