A lawmaker representing Ebonyi Central, Senator Obinna Ogba said that the former Nigerian dictator, General Sani Abacha was a very good man and the Senate President Bukola Saraki led the upper chamber like him.
Abacha ruled Nigeria with an iron fist from 1993 until his death in 1998. Apart from stifling dissenting voices, the late dictator is suspected to have embezzled $2.2 billion from Nigeria’s central bank in what the United States has called “brazen acts of kleptocracy”.
But Obinna Ogba, representing Ebonyi Central district insisted that the Abacha was better than some present Nigerian leaders.
“Abacha is a very good man, no matter what they are saying about him,” Ogba said during the valedictory of the Nigerian Senate.
“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. 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 that the man did. Wherever the man is, God will continue to bless him,” he added.