Abuja, Nigeria: A mild drama occurred on the floor of the Senate, on Tuesday, when a point of order was raised, that the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki be made the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Some senators loyal to Saraki moved a motion calling him the acting president following the absence of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari in the country.
Being the number three man, the senators said he should assume the position of the acting president but wise counsel was allowed to prevail as Saraki refused to allow any of his supporters to second the motion.
The Senate President, however, didn’t allow any seconder or more comments, even when Senators were agitating to support the motion. He quickly ruled Senator Marafa “out of order.”
The Senate, had earlier called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to remove Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
The Red Chamber said the time has come for the Executive arm of government to obey its resolutions.