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Legislators express their approval of Senate leadership

29 July 2015, 15:02

Abuja - Senator have passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the House.

The development follows a motion move by Senator Samuel Anyanwu, through a point of order. This was supported by 80 others Senators.

Anyanwu noted with dismay the continued harassment of the Senators, the National Assembly Management and Spouses of Senators by Security Agencies of government.

He said the House was determined to continue performing its constitutional duties and responsibilities without fear or favour.

He alleged that some politicians in the country had sustained their interference in the internal affairs of the Senate by sponsoring media propaganda against the legislators and the House.

Also read: PDP senators back Saraki

The senators prayed the Senate pass a vote of confidence on Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and the entire Senate leadership was presently constituted.

They also urges the Senate to call on the Nigerian Police and all other security agencies in the country not to allow themselves to be used by any person or persons to harass, intimidate or blackmail the Senate, Senators and their spouses.

The senators voted unanimously when Saraki put the matter into voting.

The Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Nallah, appreciated the legislators for the confidence repose on the leadership of the Senate.

The Senate has been beset by problems after Saraki and Ekweramadu assumed their positions ahead of legislators the ruling All Progressives Congress sought for the positions.

- CAJ News


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