During Tuesday’s session in the 10th National Assembly, tensions rose as Senators openly argued and engaged in uproar following a television interview by Senator Adams Oshiomhole, who represents Edo North Senatorial District.
In the interview, Oshiomhole alleged that the 9th Senators had looted their offices at the end of their tenure in June….CONTINUE READING
Senator Solomon Adeola Olamilekan, representing Ogun West Senatorial District, raised the issue through a point of order, where he brought the attention of the Senators to the contents of the interview aired on a popular television channel. Adeola expressed that his privilege as a Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District in the 9th Senate had been breached by the statements made in the interview.
He insisted that Oshiomhole should tender an “unreserved apology for saying that Senators looted their offices.”
The Senator representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Adamu Aliero, expressed support for Oshiomhole and demanded an apology from him.
Amid the uproar, the Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District and former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, raised a counter point of order and called for the Senate to dissolve into an executive session, stating that the matter was sensitive.
Some Senators felt embarrassed at this point and shouted, requesting that the matter be discussed in the presence of journalists. However, when the motion to go into a closed-door session was put to a voice vote, the Senators chose to discuss the matter in plenary by voting “nay.”
Senate President Godswill Akpabio then invited Oshiomhole to approach the chair. After a brief discussion with Oshiomhole, Akpabio asked him to present his side of the matter.
Given the opportunity to narrate his position, Oshiomhole offered an apology and clarified that he had actually defended the immediate past Senators instead….CONTINUE READING