The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the father of unarmed robbers in the federal legislature.
Sani stated this in reaction to Obasanjo’s allegation that the National Assembly was made up of unarmed robbers.
The Senator told the Punch: “Sometimes, it is easier for people to criticise the National Assembly than to criticise the Presidency because if you want to criticise the government, you are targeting Buhari, but if you are attacking the National Assembly, you are giving relief to some people.
“I know very well that Obasanjo cannot call me as an individual that name. We have been in the same prison with him; we wore the same handcuffs; we were jailed together with him. Certainly, if Shehu Sani is an unarmed robber in the National Assembly, then he is my father because we were in Kirikiri (Maximum Prison, Lagos) together.
“So, he is the father of an unarmed robber.
“As far as I am concerned, I believe that his problem with the National Assembly started during his own time (as president) but there is a different generation of members of the National Assembly now. These are not the members that he had issues with.”