Proceedings at the Senate, on Wednesday, were greeted with rowdiness, over the motion, “Militarization of Electoral Process”, which was sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye and co-sponsored by others.
Sponsors of the motion were all Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
In his lead debate, Senator Melaye decried the militarization of the 2019 Electoral process, and inconsistent application of the Electoral laws, in the just concluded general elections.
Reacting, the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, stressed that the issue of election should not have been brought to the Senate, cautioning that the Lawmakers should not be partisan and sentimental.
Senator Mao Ohabunwa in a counter-contribution, commended the Lower Chamber for discussing the matter without bickers, saying that, Senators are Elder Statesmen, who should be patriotic, rather than being partisan.
He reminded those opposed to debating the motion, to be wary of generational curses, if they refuse to do the right thing.
The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, in her contribution, insisted that the election was massively rigged, hence, there was nothing wrong debating it.
Her contributions were amid pandemonium from the Lawmakers of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, having calmed the noise, raised a voice vote to sustain prayers for the motion.
In his ruling, the Senate condemned the militarization of elections, while the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was directed to investigate all complaints raised by those Politicians who were shortchanged.