11 Senators visit Osoba in London
As Former Governor Asks Buhari To Sign Electoral Bill
Some Nigerian senators have visited a former Ogun State governor, Olusegun Osoba, who is recuperating in London after a knee operation.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Solomon Adeola, said the senators were in London and decided to pay the former governor a visit.
Adeola said it is gratifying to see that Osoba is fast recovering from his surgery as evidenced in him receiving them at the door from the first floor and going back up with them to the sitting room upstairs.
Osoba appreciated the senators, optimistic he would soon return to the country, after his treatment, as he was getting better on daily basis.
The former governor supported the use of direct primary in selecting candidates of political parties as contained in the newly passed Electoral Amendment Act, appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act.
The delegation included Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), Kashim Shettima (APC, Borno Central), Isah Jubril (APC, Kogi East), Micheal Nnachi (PDP, Ebonyi South), Ayo Akinyelure (PDP, Ondo Central), Gershom Bassey (PDP, Cross River South), Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf (APC, Taraba Central), Sadiq Sulaiman Umar (APC, Kwara North), Tokunbo Abiru (APC, Lagos East) Bashiru Ajibola (APC, Osun Central) and Hassan Gusau (APC, Zamfara Central).
The visit came weeks after Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, visited Osoba.
Senator Kashim Shetima (APC, Borno Central), who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said they went to London as Nigerians devoid of a political party or regional colouration to wish him well as an elder statesman at 82.