The Senate on Wednesday went into a rowdy session following a motion moved by Dino Melaye and co-sponsored by seven other lawmakers on alleged militarisation of the 2019 elections.
The upper chamber became raucous when the Minority Leader, Biodun Olujinmi, stood up to calm nerves that became frayed following the movement of the motion.
It took the intervention of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to restore calm to enable the lawmakers to discuss the motion.
Meanwhile, the Senate in the four-point prayer, moved by Melaye, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the recent amendment to the Electoral Bill.
This, the Senate said, would create a level playing ground for all political players and ensure the adoption of equal standards in the country’s elections for a strong and peaceful democratic experience.
The upper chamber further condemned the alleged
massive use of the armed forces in the electoral process during the 2019
elections in the country.