Senator Obinna Ogba has praised late military dictator, Sani Abacha, and likened his leadership style to that of the outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The senator who represents Ebonyi Central under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this in his valedictory speech on Thursday.
Reports about Abacha’s alleged loot of £211,000,000 (N96,166,359,421.95) in Channel Islands through the US became public knowledge on Tuesday.
Mr Ogba first criticised his colleagues for their display of ethnic sentiments in the Senate.
The Senator subsequently thanked the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, and Saraki.
“Mr President I want to thank the leadership of the Senate, particularly Senator Bukola Saraki and your humble self, Dr Ike Ekweremadu.
“I am one of those who believe that many people can say what they like but Sani Abacha is a president that we have never seen. You may like it, you may not like it but I will liken Saraki leadership to that of Abacha,” Ogba said.
“Abacha is a very good man, no matter what they are saying about him. People are condemning him today are worse. Things that he did not do but time shall tell. During Abacha we don’t have security problem like this and so many things the man did.
“Wherever the man is, God will continue to bless him. He is the one that gave us Ebonyi State. God will continue to bless him and you too (Saraki).”