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‘Wahala’ as Senators disagree over bill seeking to establish armed forces commission

There was Chaos at senate over a bill seeking to establish a commission for the armed forces. 

Senate Minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, who sponsored of the bill, said the establishment of the  commission has become necessary to deepen federal character in the appointment of service chiefs and other heads of intelligence security agencies.

However, some senators kicked against the bill, arguing that the military would be politicised if the law passes.

When it was put to a voice vote, the bill was rejected by the majority of the lawmakers.

But Senator Abaribe would not accept defeat quickly, he rose to challenge the rejection of the bill and accused the Senate Prwsident of deliberately killing the bill.

President of the senate Ahmed Lawan said it was the majority of the senators who rejected the bill and not him. 

He quickly called for a closed session

After they emerged from the closed session, Abaribe withdrew the order blaming Lawan for the bill’s failure and moved a motion for the proposed law to be considered on another legislative day.

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