Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tinubu's Wife Snubs Saraki At Swearing-in Of Pro-Lawan Senators

Senators who stayed away from Tuesday’s inauguration of the national assembly have finally been sworn in by the new senate president, Bukola Saraki.

There was drama when Remi, wife of Bola Tinubu, refused to shake hands with Saraki after her swearing-in on Wednesday morning, leaving his hand hanging and muttering some words to the senate president in a low tone.

Saraki had on Tuesday outwitted Tinubu-backed candidate, Ahmad Lawan, in the race for the nation’s No. 3 position.

However, other newly sworn-in senators‎ shook hands with the senate president.

They were all absent at the inauguration as the ruling party had called for an emergency meeting simultaneously and could not be sworn in as required by law before they could take their seats in the red chamber.

Lawan, who was the preferred APC candidate, and George Akume, who was the preferred deputy, were both sworn in on Wednesday morning.

Twenty-six other senators-elect were also sworn in‎.

Some of them include APC senators Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa) Bukar Abba Ibrahim (Yobe), Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos), Olusola Adeyeye (Osun), Isiaka Adeleke (Osun), and Shehu Sani (Kaduna).

The senate thereafter went into a closed-session at 10:58 am.

APC had, in a press statement on Tuesday evening, instructed the absentee senators to report for the traditional swearing-in.


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