Some senators have criticised the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, for passing specific bills without adequately informing their colleagues.
In a viral video from Thursday’s sitting, the Senator representing Borno South senatorial district, Ali Ndume, lamented the rate at which the Senate President passes bills without former reading and members’ contributions.
The All Progressives Congress senator said:
“You are just passing bills without prior notification, including money bills; you just pass bills within 2 hours without anyone’s contribution. This is not good for Nigeria.”
Similarly, Senator Ogoshi Onawo from Nasarawa state decried the hasty passage of sensitive bills.
The Peoples Democratic Party senator said: “Sir, you are on the seat today; history is going to judge you that things like this are not good for this country.”
Akpabio, in his response, said: “If the bills we are passing are good for the country, history will judge me right. I don’t think we would come here to pass a bill that’s not good for the interest of Nigerians. So, your point of order is noted.”
Watch the video below:
“You are just passing bills without prior notification , even money bills, you just pass without anyone's contribution and within 2 hours, this is not good for Nigeria and history will judge you”
— Senators to senate president Godswill Akpabio
— NEFERTITI LITE (@FirstObidient) October 12, 2023