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The Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday declined comments when invited by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to speak on the achievements of the 9th Senate in the last two years.
The Senate set aside the Wednesday plenary to celebrate the achievements of the Lawan-led Senate since it was inaugurated on June 11, 2019.
NewsWireNGR gathered that there was a mild drama when the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, had delivered his speech and Lawan invited Abaribe to give his own speech.
The Minority Leader stood up and said, “Thank you Mr. President but the Minority Leader will like to decline to make comments.
The Senate President thanked Abaribe for his comments and called others senators to make their comments.
Abaribe then walked out of the chamber.
NewsWireNGR recalls that the Senator made headlines recently when he accused the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, of threatening the nation’s unity with his reaction to the call for the ban on open grazing by the governors of the Southern part of Nigeria.
“Why should an Attorney General of the Federation be so fixated in evoking ethnic/regional fault lines when duty calls for him to be a statesman?
“It is disheartening that Mr Abubakar Malami has chosen to debase our country. He has indeed questioned Nigeria’s unity. Very unfortunate,” Abaribe had said.