Senate President, David Mark, has noted that it is a retrogressive step for a senator to proceed into becoming governor.
He declared that a senator is superior to a governor.
Disclosing this on Tuesday in reaction to a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, which sought to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and their colleagues on their inauguration on May 29, Mark hinted that such senators did not deserve to be congratulated because they did not take any step forward but backward.
Ndoma-Egba had urged his colleagues to congratulate their fellow senators, who contested and won governorship elections on April 11 and were simultaneously sworn in on Friday.
According to the motion, the congratulation was for “the successful inauguration of our colleagues in the National Assembly as governors in their respective states: Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto State; Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State; Senator Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State; Senator Bindo Jubrilla, Governor of Adamawa State; Senator Abubakar Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State and Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor of Enugu State.”
But Mark noted that he was not keen on congratulating such colleagues who had gone to become governors because in his own view, they had taken a step that “is not a forward movement but if they have decided to move backward, we congratulate them”.