. Lawmakers go into executive session
There was an uproar in the Senate on Tuesday following a complaint by its Chief Whip, Muhammad Ali Ndume, about violation of rules by Senate President Godswill Akpabio in the running of the affairs of the Red Chamber.
The Senate then immediately dissolved into an emergency Executive session after Ndume angrily stormed out of the chamber in protest.
The Chief Whip had raised a point of order to draw the attention of the Senate President Akpabio to his handling of affairs in the chambers in manners which were against the rules.
Ndume said, “Mr. President there are some things we do in this chamber that are against the rules. Sir, nobody is too big to learn….”
But Akpabio did not allow him to complete his speech before he ruled him out of order.
Ndume, who was now visibly angry, then staged a walkout from the chamber and headed straight to his office.
The Chief Whip was just settling down when another Senator called him on the phone to return to the chamber for an Executive session.
The Executive session was still in progress as of the time of filing this report.