The Senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial District at the National Assembly, Ben Bruce, has again on Wednesday, mocked President Muhammadu Buhari over what he termed “impunity of the Buhari-led federal government”
Reacting through his twitter handle over the arrest of Dr Oby Ezekwesili, the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign (BBOG) in Abuja on Tuesday, the senator in a veiled message, berated the President for not arresting the herdsmen that have killed thousands throughout the country.
In his own words, the Senator wrote : “In the past three years, Nigeria has sunk into barbarism, not because of the thousands of deaths from killer herdsmen but because of the fact that no one has been arrested, tried and sentenced or executed for these deaths”
Dr Oby Ezekwesili and her group were arrested during a sit out at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Tuesday afternoon and detained briefly at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command before their subsequent release .
However, the spokesman for the FCT police command said that the group were arrested in order to forestall breakdown of law and order.
But in his reaction, Senator Bruce stated that: “Where there is impunity, there cannot be unity. Where there is injustice, there cannot be settled peace”
He called on the President to ensure that nothing happens to Dr Ezekwesili, saying that nothing must happen to Oby.
” I call on president @mbuhari to ensure that nothing happens to @obyezeks. Nigeria should celebrate this great activist rather than denigrating her. I respect the office of the president and I will choose my words carefully-NOTHING MUST HAPPEN TO OBY ”
The Senator who equally accused President Muhammadu Buhari of favoritism in the manner with which he handles the affairs of the country, stated that there can only be patriotism at the bottom when there is no evidence of favoritism at the top.
The Senate had in the past week, chided the executive for its lack of adequate response towards the Orchestrated killings by Fulani herdsmen across the country and urged the President to sack the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris.