Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the recent clarification of Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, on his position as senator, despite President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial appointment.
Naija News reported that Umahi insisted he is still a senator during an interview with Channels TV while responding to questions on the morning show ‘Sunrise Daily’.
Umahi said to deliver on his responsibility, President Tinubu must give him at least the size of his budget.
When asked by the host if he would need to work with the National Assembly, the former governor responded by saying he is still a senator.
Recall that the Ebonyi State National and State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja had reserved judgment in the petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Michael Nnachi and Labour Party (LP), Linus Okorie, who are challenging his declaration as the winner of the Ebonyi South Senatorial seat.
The petitioners are asking the tribunal to nullify the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate because Umahi did not score the majority of valid votes cast in the election.
Asked if he had not resigned from the position of senator, Umahi said he is a senator and not a sitting senator because he has exited the National Assembly.
Reacting to this, Shehu Sani, via his Twitter page, suggested that Umahi is holding both positions with two hands in case there is a change of government.
Recall that the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, alongside his counterpart, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is challenging the outcome of the 2023 election at the election petition Tribunal.
Sani tweeted, “Brother Umahi is holding the Senate seat with his right hand and the Ministerial seat with the left hand; just in case of the change of weather.”
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