Uproar As Pro-Buhari Senators Protest Senate’s Adoption Of Amended Election Sequence

SOME Senators threw the upper legislative chamber into an uproar during Senate plenary protesting against the adoption of the report by the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Amendment to the Electoral Act.

Trouble started when the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission, Senator Suleiman Nazif, had presented the report at the plenary on Wednesday (14/2/2018).

After the presentation, President of the Senate put the adoption of the report to voice vote.

He said there was no need for debate on it as it was from a conference committee which had harmonised the versions of the two chambers.

After the vote, the ayes had it and Saraki ruled on it, a development that generated uproar in the chamber.

Three senators who raised points of order to protest against the adoption were ruled out.

The protesters numbering about 8 staged a walk-out while the plenary was on insisting that despite the adoption of the report by the red chamber, they would insist on its reversal alleging that the amendment was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.