No crisis in Senate, says spokesman

Sanni Onogu, Abuja


Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, on Wednesday denied reports about likely cracks in the Senate thereby warranting a move to pass a vote of confidence in the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The Senate had on Wednesday withdrew a motion sponsored by Senator Kassim Shettima and co-sponsored by 36 other Senators aimed at passing a vote of confidence in the leadership of the ninth National Assembly particularly the Senate President.

The co-sponsors of the motion included 25 All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators and 11 of their counterparts from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The abrupt withdrawal of the motion and its subsequent deferment to another legislative day had fueled speculation that all is not well with the Senate under the leadership of Lawan.

Answering questions from reporters in Abuja on Wednesday, Senator Akwashiki dispelled insinuations about any form of discontentment in the Senate…

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