Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state of behaving like “little Hitler.”
Speaking during plenary on Wednesday, the lawmaker condemned the governor for handling the issue of security in the state with high handedness.
He expressed worry that things may get worse if Bello gains control of the police in the state.
Abaribe said: “We shouldn’t put this under the table. It was Dino, now Ogembe. Tomorrow it may be Aidoko, all in the same Kogi state.
“People have been running around and saying that we need youths in government. The man in Kogi is a youth but how come this youth does not know what he is doing? There is so much insecurity in this particular place.
“That does not give credence that this country should be handed over to a youth. If we hand over this country to him, what will now happen? This country will be thrown to the dogs. It is not youth but the ideas that you have.
“I want you to even go for that his seat because if that is what is making him feel so big, let someone else challenge him. We cannot continue this way where Senators will be afraid to go home because somebody is sitting down there, deciding that he will be a little Hitler.”