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JUST IN: Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, Sen. Ali Ndume Exchange Words, Shout At Each Other



Godswill Akpabio


Nigeria’s Senate President Godswill Akpabio and the Chief Whip of the 10th Senate, Senator Ali Ndume were engaged in a shouting match and heated exchange of words on Tuesday.

It was  learnt that the shouting row between the two senate leaders was over the conduct of Senator Akpabio, which does not sit well with some of his colleagues.

“Ndume and Akpabio are in a shouting match and exchange of words in a closed-door executive session over the conduct of Senator Akpabio. Senators are divided on this. Arguments and counter arguments going on,” one of the senators told SaharaReporters.

It was learnt that Ndume had raised a point of order, citing order 54 of the Senate  Rule Book to draw the attention of the Senate President to his handling of affairs in the chambers which were against the rules.

He said: “Mr. President there are some things we do in this chamber that are against the rules. Sir, nobody is too big to learn.”

Akpabio had, hardly allowed Ndume to end his speech, when he ruled him out of order. A visibly enraged Ndume then stormed out of the chamber and went straight to his office.

The Chief Whip was just settling down when he received a call from a colleague to return to the chamber for an executive session.


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