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Drama as Melaye referred to Saraki as Speaker

05 August 2015, 12:08

Abuja - There was a mild drama on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday when Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) addressed the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki as Speaker, reports NewsDay.

Melaye had during plenary of the upper chamber stood up to raise a point of order 41(b) over the alleged illegal disengagement of workers of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) ,when he addressed Saraki as Speaker.

Also read: Melaye mobilises senators for Saraki, Ndume

Instead of saying, “The Senate President sir”, Melaye said, “Mr. Speaker sir”.

The goof by Melaye shocked his colleagues, who murmured and laughed at him for almost two minutes before the situation was brought under control.

Saraki, however, ignored Melaye’s mistake and granted his plea and allowed him to tender the petition.

Melaye is one the strong loyalists of the Senate President and was the one that seconded the motion for the election of Saraki as Senate President on June 9.

Read more at NewsDay.

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