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A mild drama occurred on the floor of the Senate, on Tuesday, when a point of order was raised, that the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki was the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


The Senate, upon resumption from its 3 weeks break, received a communication from Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Acting President of Nigeria, seeking the confirmation of Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila, as the Director General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission.
The lawmakers, however, subjected the letter to deliberations, owing to the fact that the Acting President, had earlier reportedly said the Senate had no power to confirm nominees.
Senator Eyinanya Abaribe (Abia South), had raised a motion that the country had no President or Acting President at the moment, adding that, President Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo were neither in the country, as at the time.
This was greeted with a counter point, coming through order 53 rule 4 of the Senate standing rules, by Senator Kabiru Marafa (Zamfara Central).
Marafa who cited relevant sections of the Nigerian constitution, said, “if the President is not around, the Vice President should act, and if the Vice President is not around, the Senate President, who is the number 3 citizen should become acting President.”
The Senate President, however, didn’t allow any seconder or more comments, even when Senators were agitating to support the motion. He quickly ruled Senator Marafa “out of order.”


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  1. That's why Buhari should resign to end all this confusion. Let Osibajo pick a vice. How can only one man put the whole country to ransom for his selfish reason?

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  2. Obviously, these senators are all crazy. They need to examine themselves at the funny farm.

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    1. I could not agree more..Now it's obvious what Saraki has in mind...Our country is in serious bondage..smh

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    2. Abeg what does Saraki have to do with this even when he immediately shut it down. Can you please be more objective with your reasoning.

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  3. It was an experiment to feel the lawmakers' pulse. I guess we all know the result.

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  4. Marafa have been initiated, this is not the true Marafa from zamfara who is my mentor, things Fall apart.

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  5. The centres Can not hold any longer...only God can control this country.

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  6. Saraki has done nothing. He stepped down the motion. Nigerians are terrible. We must not comment when its not necessary

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  7. The same people that are sheering Saraki on are the same that will go for his jugular soon. I pray that God will intervene in our nations politics in Jesus name.

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  8. It is a pity some people are very careless. Imagine a Senator opening his dirty mouths turning the Senate into playing ground.

    I pray Almighty Allah gives our candidates think we'll in choosing responsible candidates in our future elections.

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  9. It is a pity some people are very careless. Imagine a Senator opening his dirty mouths turning the Senate into playing ground.

    I pray Almighty Allah gives our electorates wisdom to think well in choosing responsible candidates in our future elections.

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  10. Bet it, that has bn his game plan... This hoodlum who ruined many lives with society general bank and nothing is bn done, rubbished his father and sister, and bringing hooliganism into the Senate? We are watching as you breed more vampires

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  11. Saraki is well known to be a man with dubious character among the masses even in Kwara State but the Almighty God will scatter his game plan soon. Kwara people are suffering from Saraki. Nigeria and Nigerians will not suffer in his hand. God bless Nigeria.

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