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Senate In Rowdy Session Over Sitting Arrangement As Saraki Tackles Akpabio

Posted by Odinaka on Wed 17th Oct, 2018 -

For more than 25-minutes on Wednesday, the Senate plenary was held amidst rowdiness over sitting arrangement of Senators.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who reportedly prevented Senator Godswill Akpabio from speaking from a seat not assigned him, caused a rowdy session on Wednesday at the National Assembly
Recall that Akpabio, a former minority leader recently defected to the APC from the PDP, and his former seat is now occupied by Senator Olujimi Abiodun.
According to a report by TheCable, Senator Albert Akpan, from Akwa Ibom north-east, had raised the alarm of alleged plans by the APC in the State to cause mayhem and to ensure that the 2029 general elections do not hold in the state which has before now adjudged one of the most peaceful states in the country.
Akpabio sought to respond to the allegation using the microphone of Senator Ali Ndume, from Borno South, because his microphone is not functioning.
However, Saraki refused Akpabio to speak using another Senator’s microphone, and insisted that Akpabio should move to another seat where there is a working microphone.
For this reason, the hallowed chamber became very rowdy as the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and Senator Emmanuel Paulker who made frantic efforts to speak on the issue could not speak. 

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