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$9.3m scandal: APC lawmakers walk out of sitting

24 September 2014, 16:17

Lagos - Members of the All Progressives Congress in the House of Representatives stormed out of the over failure of the House to commence debate on the $9.3 million cash that was allegedly smuggled into South Africa by two Nigerians and an Israeli  for the purpose of purchasing arms for the Nigerian Intelligence Service, Punch reports.

The House of Representatives motion which was stepped down last week Thursday, entitled: “The Need to Investigate the attempt to smuggle $9.3m cash into South Africa” and sponsored by Deputy Minority Leader, Suleiman Kawu Sumaila was rejected without a debate.

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This development did not go down well with APC lawmakers who immediately staged a walk-out from the chamber and addressed the press to register their anger.

Trouble started when Kawu moved that his motion which was stepped down last week be taken under matters of national importance as he was unavoidably absent at last Thursday’s plenary.

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