The Governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, on Thursday tendered an unreserved apology to the Senate President, Senator David Mark, over the unruly conduct of Hon. Abdullahi Degechi Usman Cheche, a legislator from Niger State.
Governor Aliyu said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Israel Ebije, that the Niger State Peoples Democratic Party, government and people of the state are embarrassed by the brazen show of foolery at its highest level of buffoonery exhibited by the member.
The governor, reacting on account of the physical attack on Mark by the Niger Zone A Member of the House of Assembly, said his action was despicable, notorious and dishonourable for a lawmaker.
He said: “I am indeed embarrassed when I watched on television and on social media the disgraceful conduct of Hon. Cheche against the Senate President.
“While such conduct is not expected of a lawmaker, it is even shocking the member had the effrontery to attack the Senate president who was one time the governor of Niger State.
“I expected him to respect Senator Mark either as Senate president or as a former governor of his state who performed excellently well and has earned the respect of people of Niger state.
“We must understand that leadership comes with maturity and scrupulous disposition to persons or issues.
“We in Niger State are indeed shocked by his woeful conduct.
“Let me therefore apologize to the Senate president for the embarrassing conduct of Hon. Chache.”
Aliyu intimated that already the Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has commenced disciplinary action against the House member, adding that his despicable action must be addressed to serve as deterrent and also to sanitize the party of nitwits like Chechen.
He said it was time politicians understand that occupying elective positions comes with basic acceptable attributes.
He said no matter how bad issues are, they should be subjected to dialogue and not fisticuffs.