- Andy Uba says the group championing his recall process is made up of people who blackmail politicians in Anambra state
- The senator reminded the group that he was easily re-elected into the Senate and had even received award for good performance
Senator Andy Uba representing Anambra South has said he does not have any knowledge of the plan to recall him over poor performance.
NAIJ.com reports that the Dynamic Youth Organization of Nigeria had announced that it was commencing the process of recalling the senator for poor performance.
In a statement released by Uchem Obi, the spokesperson of the senator, Uba said nobody has confronted him with a process of recall.
He reminded the group planning it that recalling a senator is a serious constitutional process and as a result and as a result, it is a tool in the hands of those driven by monetary focus.
“The process of recall is a serious democratic check on failed representatives of the people and not a weapon in the hands of desperate sycophants who are not motivated by moral or ethical values, but by the monetary compensation of those who hired them.
“By exhibiting a total lack of knowledge of the function of the senate and the activities of senators, the organization has exposed itself as ignorant, unserious and visionless.
“How did they become ignorant of the fact of Senator Andy Uba’s record as the senator with the highest number of bills in the senate? A review of the activities of senators in the 8th senate showed that Senator Andy Uba led the chart with 13 bills?
“How did they become ignorant that on November 23, 2016, the Senate Press Corp conferred an award on Senator Uba as one of the outstanding senators of the 8th senate?
“Coming from an unblinking watch-dog as the Senate Press Corp, this was not a cheap award and should convince sensible and reasonable persons that the senator is excelling in the purpose for which he was elected into the senate,” the statement said.
Continuing, the statement wondered how the group showed its ignorance about the easy way Senator Uba was re-elected by constituents who expressed satisfaction with his representation.
“Why did they not know that by that re-election, Sen Uba set an unprecedented record as the first and only senator from Anambra state to have contested and won a second tenure in the senate?” The senator asked adding that the group asking for his recall was not credible and that its members have often blackmailed politicians.
Uba remined the group that senators are not elected to construct roads, provide electricity and water.
“These are the constitutional responsibilities of the executive arm of government and any citizen, corporate or individual, that had issues with the non-provision of these amenities, should direct their anger and frustration to either the president or governors of their states, and not to senators, who are strictly elected to make laws,” he said.
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