– Former Senator, Nkechi Nwaogu disclosed that many former Governors have turned the Senate to a burial ground
– She stressed that the former Governors go there to hide and have nothing to give
Former Senator Nkechi Nwaogu in an interview with Punch Newspaper, spoke on her experience while she was in the senate.
She spoke on what she was she was able to achieve while serving as a senator as well.
During the interview, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu was asked on what she thinks about former Governors serving in the Senate.
She stressed that the former Governors have turned the senate to a political burial ground.
Senator Nkechi Nwaogu declared that they go there to hide and have nothing to offer.
She disclosed that solutions must be found to put a stop to it or else in the near future, there would be more former governors in the Senate than people who are there to work for the public. She called it a time bomb.
Below is an extract of Senator Nkechi Nwaogu’s statement,
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.