Senate Enyinnanya Abaribe, speaks out Just as some Nigerians expressed worries over lingering romour on his alleged arrest.
Barely a week majority of Nigerians took to their social media to protest over circulated information that the Peoples Democratic Party’s stalwart was arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS).
Abaribe, who represents Abia South senatorial district at the National Assembly, reacted to what appeared to be ‘false information and failed attempted arrest’ said those demanding his arrest should go for parading armed Fulani Herdsmen first.
Speaking in a retrieved document by SCANNEWS24, the long-serving Senator at the Red Chamber, expressed anger, noted that armed bandits move freely around Nigerian states killing innocent citizens and no one has proscribed them but was quick to tag Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorist group.
The outspoken Senator has been consistent in condemning most irregularities at the part of government style of governance and unbearable policy.
He was very much vocal and active to oppose the Federal government’s RUGA Cattle Settlement plans, prescription of IPOB, Social media censorship policy, Hate Speech Policy Proposal, etc and many more others seen to be against the fundamental rights of Nigerian citizens.
Plans to detain Abaribe, SCANNEWS24 traced, was triggered after his statement to ‘vote for Biafra Referendum’ trended and attracted huge support, commendation around the world majorly, members of IPOB.
In what appears to be against the wish of the presidency, the media aides of President Mohammadu Buhari had indicated need to arrest Abaribe over his statement.
Reacting on the failed move to apprehend him, Abaribe blasted President Buhari on his failure to conduct his aides for exercising presidential authority on him, said it’s a surprise that the president says nothing and does nothing in whatever happens in this country.
In his words: “It’s quite unfortunate that we found ourselves in a government that has no respect for constituted authorities. It’s unfortunate that the Muhammadu Buhari media aides have now taken power from the President to call for the immediate arrest of a Distinguish Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A common media aide and the President will not say anything, after all, I’m not surprised because whatsoever happens in this country, he is not aware and how will he be aware that his media aides have taken power from him. I weep for this country”
Abaribe said he has no regret supporting IPOB’s clamour for Biafra if the President and its aides see nothing wrong with Fulani Herdsmen carrying guns around the country, killing people at will and raping women, noting that as a Senator he will never stop representing his people.
“Those his media aides are not seeing the evil that is being perpetrated by the Hausa Fulani herdsmen all over Nigerian, killing and raping our women and as a senator representing my people, you want me to keep quiet. Of course, that will not happen.”