Senate president declines senator Akpabio’s request to speak at Senate plenary

There was a disagreement among lawmakers on the floor of the Senate during yesterday’s plenary in Abuja.

The dispute started when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, declined the request of former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to make a contribution to a matter raised by Senator Bassey Akpan from Akwa Ibom State that the All Progressives Congress -APC was planning to disrupt the elections in the state.

Saraki, in his defence, explained that Senator Akpabio was seating in an unallocated seat and one without a microphone and urged him to relocate to a seat which had a microphone before speaking.

Reports say Akpabio, who eventually relocated to the seat beside Senator Ali Ndume, demanded an apology from Saraki for the embarrassing scene but the Senate President denied.

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