The Nigerian National house of Assembly during a plenary session on Tuesday, July 12, was thrown in chaos as the divided house experienced harsh war of words and death threats over the alleged senate forgery scandal.
The problem started when the forgery case over the senate leadership was raised, which Senate president, Bukola Saraki; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and other officers were recently charged to court. Some senators were said to have called on their colleagues, led by Senators Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi (APC Kaduna North) and Kabir Marafa (APC Zamfara Central) to sheathe their sword and withdraw the petition that had led to the prosecution of Senate leadership. The Saraki-led session had also reminded the Senate that a committee led by his predecessor, David Mark was set up to reunite the members.
Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi state also insisted that Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) be brought before the senators and humiliated because of the allegations he has charged the leadership of the Senate with.
It was also gathered that Senator Dino Melaye threatened to ‘impregnate’ Remi Tinubu, wife of the Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Or rather would prefer to beat her up.
“I will beat you up on this floor and nothing will happen.” He said as he came too close to her trying to hit her, this further threw the house into disarray as members rallied around her to protect her
He, therefore, called on his colleagues to fight the presidency and also reportedly issued a lot of threats during the rowdy session and when Senator Tinubu was asked to speak, she said the Senate should not be reduced to a kindergarten level where Senators could just issue childish threats.
Senator Aliyu Wamakko from Sokoto had hosted series of meetings in an alleged plot to impeach the president Mohamadu Buhari in a couple of days while Some senators were also reported to have threatened those behind the current forgery trial just as Senator Melaye threatened to kill anybody who testifies against the leadership in court.
By Uchechi Collins
For IPOB writers