*urges governor to disclose source of funds paid to herdsmen
By; ACHADU GABRIEL, Kaduna
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central has joined his Reps counterpart, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, in the infighting, asking Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to disclose the source of funds he used in paying foreign herdsmen to stop killings in Southern Kaduna.
He also enjoined the general public not to be deceived by Kaduna Governor’s stunts and public presentation of his work of fiction he calls security votes.
Sani, the Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, (APC, Kaduna) Friday asked Governor Nasir el-Rufai to disclose where he got money to settle herdsmen in the state.
Speaking on the sidelines 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.
“Whoever can believe that a state governor lives on less than half a million monthly is either hypnotised, dazzed or high on an inebriant. If you are convinced that Kaduna Governor transparently spent his security votes on CCTV camera, 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 loggerheads with el-Rufai said, ” We live in a ” Felanistic” times where the political elites are engaged, and demonstrated, “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”.
He 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;its in the files 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.