Odinkalu lambasts Senators Ekweremadu, Kalu, Oduah, ors, over Electoral Bill voting absence
Human Rights Activist and former chairman of the Nigeria Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu has lambasted Senators from the South East senators over their absence during the voting on the Electoral Amendment Bill recently passed by the Senate.
Taking to his Twitter handle on Sunday, Odinkalu took swipes individually at the lawmakers for abandoning what he termed the “most consequential vote in the chamber”.
He noted that “the South East contingent to Senate have never heard to stop digging when in a hole, instead they double down.
“Having chosen nearly all of them to wimp out on the most consequential vote in the chamber since Third Term, they have now decided to burnish irresponsibility with duplicity,” he lamented.
To Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, he wrote:
@ouktweets kicks off the #showofshame with his audacious claim that his #Vote4Rigging was because there is no network in Igbere, his village in Abia North. That is a laughable lie & verifiably so. But we know Kalu is not too scrupulous & @officialEFCC knows that even more cldn’t be bothered with the fate of democratic elections. She jetted off instead to that #FuneralInOba, preferring to hang out among the dead than saddle herself with worries for the living.
To Senator Uche Ekwunife he said:
@SenUcheEkwunife cldn’t be bothered with the fate of democratic elections. She jetted off instead to that #FuneralInOba, preferring to hang out among the dead than saddle herself with worries for the living.
To Senator Stella Oduah it was:
“Not to be outdone, @stellaoduah claims, rather incredulously, that she abstained on the vote because she didn’t want to vote against the report of a committee on which she sat. Apparently, no one told her she cld just have voted in support of her report then?!”
To Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, he tweeted:
As for #Gosimkamfunanya, who wants to rule Anambra State, he claims he walked out because the Senate President, @DrAhmadLawan, provoked him. Somehow, Ifeanyi Uba, who physically assaults his minions without provocation, cld not show his prowess when provoked. How cowardly….?
He lambasted Senator Rochas Okorocha thus:
“As for distinguished Senator representing #Iberiberism Central Senatorial District, @realRochas, he was last seen engaged in #TwoFighting over stolen property somewhere in Owerri, in Imo State. We are still settling that fight….
He said about Senator Theodore Ahamefule Orji:
“@SenatorTAOrji was apparently too busy doing #MafiaDon in Abia State with his son. He cld not be bothered. Mafia dons after all are not “voted” into office by democratic elections.”
Odinkalu mused that “these men & women will mount the rostrum tomorrow to tell you how they are being marginalised & how other ppl are marginalising the SE.
“What they will not tell you is that in respect of the little responsibilities that they have assumed on behalf of Igbos, they are #Wimps & worse.
“SE #Nigeria doesn’t just have a problem of #UnknownGunmen. The gunmen are there because of a real crisis of #UnknownSenators & #UnknownGovernment. Cure the latter & the gunmen will disappear.”
Meanwhile, to Senator Ike Ekweremadu he reserved the last whip:
“Doyen of the SE Caucus of @NGRSenate, @iamekweremadu, appears to have vanished without trace. We are asking @PoliceNG to launch a #MissingPerson hunt.”