Cabi­net: Why we with­draw pe­ti­tion against A’isha — Sokoto sen­a­tors

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS -

It would be re­called that Sen­a­tor Go­bir had sub­mit­ted three pe­ti­tions seek­ing the with­drawal of Aisha’s nom­i­na­tion.

But there was a drama when Saraki asked the chair­man, Sen­ate Com­mit­tee on Ethics, Priv­i­leges and Pub­lic Pe­ti­tions, Sa­muel Anyanwu, to sub­mit re­port on the pe­ti­tions against Aisha.

Anyanwu said the re­port was not ready and that he should be given 24 hours to sub­mit it.

Not sat­is­fied with the sit­u­a­tion, Sen­a­tor Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano South) raised point of or­der, say­ing Aisha should be screened since her sen­a­tors have with­drawn the pe­ti­tions against her.

But he was ruled out on the ground that one of the three sen­a­tors from Sokoto should move the mo­tion.

It was at this mo­ment that Sen­a­tor Go­bir moved mo­tion on or­der 43 which was sec­onded by Sen­a­tor Ahmed Sani Yarima (APC, Zam­fara West).

Saraki then put to vote the with­drawal and the sen­a­tors unan­i­mously sup­ported same. The Sen­ate pres­i­dent then told Anyanwu not to bother about it any­more.

The drama ended when A’isha was told to take a bow and go.

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