A Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu has urged Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose “to stop the needless mudslinging against the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and face the allegations against him”.
This is contained in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday.
Kashamu likened Fayose’s attempt to link Mrs Buhari with the Halliburton scandal as a “needless distraction and an amateurish shadow-boxing.
His action could be taken for a drowning man clutching at a straw”.
The statement reads in part, “It is interesting that Mr. Fayose is talking about the rule of law and the need to do things within the ambit of the law.
“I never knew that he has ever heard of the concept of the Rule of Law.
“When he trampled on other people’s rights in a bid to abrogate their tenure in office where was the Rule of Law?
“Now he is crying out because he is afraid he might have to get a taste of his own medicine because a man must certainly reap whatever he sows.
“Mr. Fayose is talking about the fact that he enjoys immunity under the law.
“If I may ask: can a governor who disobeys the law with reckless abandon seek protection under the law?
“You cannot say because immunity covers you, you should not be investigated if you are suspected to have benefitted from the funds that were meant to buy arms for the protection of Nigerians.
“I think it is high time that we, as a people and government, address the issue of people committing crimes and hiding under the immunity clause.”
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