Senator Rafiu Ibrahim representing the Kwara South Senatorial District, is facing recall campaign to remove him from office.
Ibrahim’s recall was being moved by members of the Kwara South Unity Forum, who have started the process by petitioning the Independent National Electoral Commission and the office of the President of the Senate.
The receipt of the petition dated November 13, had been acknowledged by the electoral body and the Senate.
In the petition, a copy, which was sighted by our correspondent, the petitioners among others, accused Ibrahim of abysmal performance in the Senate since assuming office in 2015, and alleged disconnection from the people of Kwara South.
Defending their action, the petitioners at a press conference they held in Ijagbo in Oyun Local Government Area of the state, said the Senator was a disgrace to the people of Kwara South and has no business in the senate.
They accused him of not giving the District good representation and sucking up to the Sarakis.
“We find it demeaning, insulting and outrageous that our senator acted as an escort and body guard to the wife of the Senate President when she was arraigned in court on charges of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“This unnecessary show of subservience has been interpreted to imply a situation in which we are not the people in control of our destinies. We cannot accept this anymore.
“It is therefore under these circumstances that the good people of Kwara South today decide to intimate the generality of Nigerians about our intention to recall Senator Rafiu Ibrahim from the 8th National Assembly,” the President of the group, Mr. John Adegboye, told newsmen at the press briefing.