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N500m: ‘Senate should be scrapped, its a coven of thieves’ – Sowore

Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general elections, Omoyele Sowore, has called for the scrapping of the Nigerian senate.

Sowore criticised the National Assembly for failing to live up to its legislative responsibilities. He said the Senate in particular, has become a coven of thieves and corrupt former governors.

He said the bi-cameral legislative system needs to be abolished as both hallowed chambers have become retirement home for politicians who are chronic liars.

The politician and activist expressed disappointment while reacting to claims that Senators got N500 million each from the 2024 budget.

Recall that the Senator representing Cross River North, Agom Jarigbe made the revelation on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, during a session on the alleged padding of the 2024 budget.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, March 13, Sowore suggested having a unicameral legislature with no more than 100 representatives working part-time.

He wrote: “It’s time we seriously move to abolish the bi-cameral legislative system, especially the @NGRSenate, which has always been a coven of thieves; it is the retirement home of chronic liars, never-do-wells, and corrupt former governors in Nigeria. We need a unicameral legislative arm with no more than 100 part-time lawmakers. #RevolutionNow.”