The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP has filed a lawsuit against the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas over the unlawful plan to spend 40 billion naira on 465 exotic and bulletproof cars for members and principal officials, and 70 billion naira as palliatives for new members.

The suit is coming on the heels of the statement by Akpabio that the Clerk of the National Assembly had sent holiday allowances into the various bank accounts of senators. About 137 million Nigerians face extreme poverty.

SERAP, in the suit filed at the Federal High Court in Lagos, is seeking an order of ‘mandamus’ to direct and compel the National Assembly to reduce the 40 billion naira budgeted to buy 465 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and bulletproof cars for members and principal officials.