Senate in emergency executive session as Chief Whip, Ndume stages walkout

The crisis in the Nation’s red chamber worsened on Tuesday, with the Chief Whip, Senator Ali Ndume angrily staging a walkout.

To save the situation from escalating, the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, suddenly called for an emergency closed session.

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.”

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Akpabio had hardly allowed Ndume to end his speech, when he ruled him out of order.

Visibly enraged, Ndume then stormed out of the chamber and went straight to his office.

The Chief Whip shortly after, received a call from a colleague to return to the chamber for an executive session.

The executive session was ongoing as of the time of filing this report.

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