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Why Ex-Governors Retire to the Senate

The reason(s) why former governors in Nigeria are eager to become senators may not be far fetched to the average Nigerian, but one particular answer could easily pass for a general consensus.

Constitutional Lawyer Liborous Oshoma believes the reality of becoming "irrelevant" in the political scene is the paramount reason that fuels the senatorial desire in most ex-governors. 

This summation he made while in conversation with Mary-Ann Duke Okon and Stretch on Whaats Up Lagos. 

According to the him, the Senate seems to be like a "fall back plan."

"Politics is a big time occupation now in Nigeria, that is why senate seems to be like a fall back plan," said the Chief Attorney.

He added "Unlike the Senate; you can't be a governor for more than eight years, but for the senate you can be there at infinitum. And being a governor, you wouldn't want to go a step lower than being a senator.

  "Everybody can't become a president, that's why the senate seems very attractive. Here, once you are out of power, you become irrelevant."

While expatiating on the primary duties of Senators -which he affirms to includes making laws, oversight and appropriation - Liborous noted that even that responsibility has become a tool to their benefit. 

The reason for that he says is the "hunger in the land."

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