Some Senators of the All Progressives Congress, APC led by Senator Ahmed Lawan stayed away from session yesterday in protest as Senator Ike Ekweremadu Deputy Senate President presided over plenary session
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had travelled to Ikenne in Ogun state to attend the burial ceremony of H.I.D Awolowo which was scheduled to take place yesterday.
It was however reported that unlike the last time the deputy Senate president presided over the plenary, today’s sitting was far from being rowdy.
Senator Lawan who was in the chamber quickly got up and left immediately he saw Senator Ekweremadu following the mace signifying he was going to preside over the session
The sitting had three senators sponsoring a Bill which dominated the discussion at the plenary session.
The senators who sponsored the bill titled ‘Alteration Bill’ were T.A. Orji, Babajide Omoworare and Nathan Achonu from Abia Central, Osun East, and Imo North, respectively.
The proposal for alteration of various sections of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria came as first reading.
Also, senators of the Unity Forum who have been neck deep in leadership tussle including their arrowhead, Senator Kabiru Marafa participated fully in the plenary session headed by Ekweremadu.


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