From : Adekunle Adesuji, Abuja
The 8th Senate might end up in Criss as Senator representing Katsina North, Ahmed Kaita accused Senate President, Bukola Saraki if selective application of Senate’s Rule Book.
Kaita also accused the outgoing Senators of been hell bent on inflicting much damage to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration before the expiration of their term in the chamber.
Kaita is a Senator representing President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senatorial district in Senate.
Senator Shehu Sani had said that Senator Kaita tried to attack him at the plenary session for ‘always standing up to speak on insecurity,kidnappings and killings in the country’.
But, the Senate President intervened according to tweet posted by Shehu Sani.
However responding to Sehu Sani Tweet, Senator Kaita through his twitter handle said it is quite unfortunate that everyday business of the Senate had been reduced to a cheap issue of scoring social media goal.
“It’s quite probable the Senator was encouraged by Senate President’s selective application of the senate rules to see my intervention as an ‘attack’ on him otherwise, the same order that permits him to raise the issue was the order I relied on to highlight the deficiency of his account of the events under review but was denied by the Senate President even laughably encouraging me “to go educate myself” on rules I’ve been observing successfully for more than a decade,” he said .
He accused some of outgoing Senators of hell bent inflicting much damage to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration before the expiration of their term in the chamber.
Kaita said on his twitter handle, “the embarrassing events could only confirm public suspicions that some outgoing members are hell bent on inflicting as much damage as they could on this administration in the few days left to round off the 8th Assembly. This, Insha Allah, will fail as those before it”
Explaining on what transpired on the floor, Kaita said, “Senator Sani alleged on the floor of the Senate that 40 Nigerians were kidnapped on the Kaduna/Abuja Highway including the UBEC Chairman.
“I tried to call the attention of the Senate to the danger of peddling unverified figures on the floor of the Senate in the same manner it’s being done in “Suya-joints”. In clear contrast to aimless “Suya-joints” debates, debates on the floors of the National Assembly are always meant to find the best solutions to biting problems concerning the lives of the entire estimated 200 million Nigerians.
“No gainsaying the ingredients for debates on the floors of the National Assembly should be verifiable and reliable and the quality of such debates should be uncompromisable to prevent taking decisions that may impact negatively on the lives of millions of people.
“I intervened in the debate just to prevent Senator Sani from misleading the Senate with figures that were not reliable.”
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