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Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by erunz(m): 8:20am On Nov 12, 2015
Some All Progressives Congress (APC) senators yesterday staged a walkout from the chamber in protest of the ascension of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to the platform to preside over the plenary in the absence of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Saraki had gone to the Presidential Villa to attend the swearing in of new ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari and consequently asked Ekweremadu to preside over the plenary.

However, the arrival of Ekweremadu into the chamber to preside over the session, irritated some APC senators who said they would not sit and watch a member of the minority Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) preside over the APC majority-controlled chamber.

They accused Saraki of handing over the Senate to Ekweremadu who preside over the plenary for the first time since June 9 when himself and Saraki were elected as the presiding officers of the Senate.

The aggrieved senators who walked out of the chamber vowed not to attend any plenary session presided over by Ekweremadu. The development quickly got to
Saraki in the Villa and consequently, he hastened down to take over from Ekweremadu, a situation that never occurred when Ekweremadu was Senator David Mark’s deputy.

In the days of Mark as senate president, he never returned to the chamber to take over from Ekweremadu even when he returned to the Senate before the end of plenary. Instead, Mark would go straight to his office to enable Ekweremadu preside all through. But Saraki was compelled to return to the chamber to take over the plenary to avoid brewing crisis.

APC senators who walked out on Wednesday included the Chief Whip, Senators Sola Adeyeye, Abu Ibrahim, Oluremi Tinubu, Suleiman Kunkuyi, among others. Notwithstanding, the plenary continued as many other APC senators, including the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, his deputy, Bala Ibn Na’Allah; Kabiru Gaya , Binta Masi Garba, Shehu Sani among others remained in the chamber while Ekweremadu presided.

After the plenary, Hunkuyi (Kaduna North), issued a statement, vowing that APC senators would reject any further attempt to allow a member of the minority party preside over their sittings.

The statement read: “In equal stance, we notice with grave sadness, the handover of the hallowed chamber of the Senate today (yesterday) to the opposition party, the PDP, by the Senate President to Ike Ekweremadu as the PDP helmsman to preside over the majority membership of the APC-led chamber.

“It is a very sad development that must be denounced by all well meaning APC members and leaders alike. With this, to show our protest as APC senators of the eight Senate, we wish to announce that we shall seize (sic) to attend any seating (sic) presided over by the PDP in an APC majority chamber of the eight Senate.”
Another APC senator who did not want to be named, told journalists that his colleagues would resist the next attempt by Ekweremadu to preside over the plenary by massively boycotting the session.

The bad blood generated by the development prompted Saraki to call the senators into a closed-door session after the plenary. The session lasted for one and half hour.

However, the Senate in an official reaction to the development last night, dismissed the allegation of conspiracy to hand over the Senate to PDP.

A statement by Senate’s spokesman, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, described the alleged conspiracy as nothing but the figment of imagination of those who made the claim.
He urged Nigerians to disregard the allegation, saying the Senate remained committed “to providing robust legislative actions to support the change agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari government, adding: the “Bi-partisan stand of the Senate has not and will not be an impediment.”

But a PDP senator, Sam Anyanwu (Imo East), dismissed the action of APC senators as a mere waste of time, saying there is nothing the APC senators can do to stop Ekweremadu from presiding whenever Saraki is not around.

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by benedictnsi(m): 8:22am On Nov 12, 2015
Is that the change they are preaching

Must the APC superstars frustrate PDP rivals to the core

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by jstbeinhonest: 8:27am On Nov 12, 2015
Which fresh crisis?,will Eke continue to preside?.

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Lanretoye(m): 8:38am On Nov 12, 2015
isokay...
Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by TechRez(m): 8:40am On Nov 12, 2015
Politicians smiley
Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by OversightTM(m): 9:01am On Nov 12, 2015
For crying out loud, Ekweremadu should be able to preside anytime Saraki delegates. Must they always play partisan politics, even in the senate. No one has said Ekweremadu is now the Senate president...

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by baralatie(m): 9:35am On Nov 12, 2015
OversightTM:
For crying out loud, Ekweremadu should be able to preside anytime Saraki delegates. Must they always play partisan politics, even in the senate. No one has said Ekweremadu is now the Senate president...
well said

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Nobody: 9:46am On Nov 12, 2015
Another APC senator who did not want to be named, told journalists that his colleagues would resist the next attempt by Ekweremadu to preside over the plenary by massively boycotting the session.
Empty noise makers!! When next Saraki is not around let me see what these losers can do to stop Ekweremadu from presiding!!!

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Herald47: 10:01am On Nov 12, 2015
If thunder strikes any of those senators opposing ekweremadu's presiding when they shouts 'ONE NIGERIA' some people will say it's juju.

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by OversightTM(m): 10:09am On Nov 12, 2015
Herald47:
If thunder strikes any of those senators opposing ekweremadu's presiding when they shouts 'ONE NIGERIA' some people will say it's juju.
Are you minding those political divisionist...They'll be claiming one Nigeria, whereas the legislature is divided.

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by ERAKAMUS: 10:33am On Nov 12, 2015
THEY SHOULD GO AND DIE FOR ALL I CARE.

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Amiano(m): 10:39am On Nov 12, 2015
Is it unconstitutional or against d senate rules for Ike who is from minority to preside in absence of saraki? If no den APC senators should go n die

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by IbokUtoroh(m): 11:22am On Nov 12, 2015
that's just the way it is, things will never be the same, that is just the way it is oh yeah......
I see no changes, all I see is looters faces.....

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by IGBOSON1: 11:44am On Nov 12, 2015
IbokUtoroh:
that's just the way it is, things will never be the same, that is just the way it is oh yeah......
I see no changes, all I see is looters faces.....

^^^Tupac Shakur? undecided

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by NinaTohBadt(f): 12:03pm On Nov 12, 2015
Is it not for just one day?

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by lasisi69(m): 12:03pm On Nov 12, 2015
End time senators

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by MadCow1: 12:03pm On Nov 12, 2015
MUTINY MUTHAFUKERS!!!! angry


Ekweremadu is a Biafran not a Nigerian.. angry





He should go and preside over the Biafran Senate in Upper Iweka.. angry

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by olaola003: 12:03pm On Nov 12, 2015
100 years,e no go happen
Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by NinaArsenal: 12:04pm On Nov 12, 2015
Hmmm.
Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Sweetyie(f): 12:04pm On Nov 12, 2015
Biko shift , making trouble when there is none, is this pride or what

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Sweetyie(f): 12:04pm On Nov 12, 2015
This space is not for sale grin grin
Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Nobody: 12:04pm On Nov 12, 2015
Ok
Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Sijo01(f): 12:04pm On Nov 12, 2015
Empty skull senators. Consistitution demands he preside in the absence of the Senate president.

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by damiloladuke: 12:05pm On Nov 12, 2015
it's well




ARE YOU A BLOGGER?? CHECK MY SIGNATURE
Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Nobody: 12:06pm On Nov 12, 2015
Wahala dey oh

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by dunkem21(m): 12:06pm On Nov 12, 2015
..If dem no want stay for the meeting, dem go stage a walk out na ..

..while the session continues cheesy ..

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Goldencollins: 12:06pm On Nov 12, 2015
y

modified. .......
old men behaving like kids,even my Sugar Mummy oluremi Tinubu boycotted the seating bcuz of Ike kweremadu.......nonsense

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by ihatebuhari(f): 12:07pm On Nov 12, 2015
I don't blame APC senators, I blame the dullard president

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by dustydee: 12:07pm On Nov 12, 2015
That's petty in my opinion. As long as he does his job well I see no reason why he shouldn't preside.

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Re: Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding by Nobody: 12:08pm On Nov 12, 2015
But a PDP senator, Sam Anyanwu (Imo East), dismissed the action of APC senators as a mere waste of time, saying there is nothing the APC senators can do to stop Ekweremadu from presiding whenever Saraki is not around

Abeg help me tell those losers!!! let me see what they will do when next Saraki is not around and the DSP has to preside tongue tongue tongue tongue

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