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Mon, Aug 7, 2023 7:05 PM

Tension in the Senate as Senator Calls Out Colleague for Dressing Shabbily

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Tension in the Senate as Senator Calls Out Colleague for Dressing Shabbily
A senator from the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stirred tension in the Senate by calling out a fellow senator from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for dressing shabbily during a plenary session. This incident has ignited a heated debate on the appropriate attire for senators and has exposed the existing animosity amongst the political parties in the chamber.

There is growing tension and animosity in the Red Chamber of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as Senator Idris Karimi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) publicly criticized Senator Ahmed Wadada of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for his shabby dressing during a recent plenary session.

During the session, Senator Karimi invoked point of order 55 rule 13, which states that "Senators shall attend the sitting of the Senate properly dressed, in known traditional and formal attire." He then directed his remarks towards Senator Wadada, representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District.

As Senator Karimi bluntly pointed out Senator Wadada's improper attire, the atmosphere in the Senate chamber became increasingly chaotic. However, Senate President Godswill Akpabio intervened and upheld the Kogi Senator's order.

The incident has shed light on the simmering tension and animosity that exists among senators from different political parties in the chamber. In the midst of the approaching February 25 presidential and national assembly elections, where political affiliations are all the more relevant, this incident has magnified the existing friction and deep-seated resentments in the Senate.

It is noteworthy to mention that Senator Wadada, a former member of the APC, recently defected to the SDP. He cited irregularities in the delegate list from Keffi and Nasarawa local government areas, which affected the APC primary for the Nasarawa West Senatorial District as his reason for leaving the ruling party.

As the APC candidate, Wadada faced a tough contest against his former party when he ran on the SDP ticket in the senatorial election. His victory with 96,488 votes against his closest rival, Shehu Tukur of the APC with 47,711 votes, reflects the shifting political dynamics in Nasarawa West Senatorial District.

This incident of dressing inappropriately has not only ignited a heated debate on the decorum and appearance of senators but has also laid bare the deep-seated animosity and animosities between party lines in the Senate. The incident serves as a reminder that political rivalries extend beyond ideology and policy; personal feuds and differences can easily amplify the existing tensions within the chamber.

As Nigeria's legislature, it is vital that the Senate focuses on the pressing issues facing the nation and works collectively for the betterment of the country. The honor and integrity of senators should not be overshadowed by shallow disputes and sartorial disagreements.

It remains to be seen how the Senate will move forward from this incident. Will it serve as a catalyst for introspection and a renewed commitment to unity? Or will it further deepen the divides that plague the Red Chamber?

Ultimately, it is imperative that senators rise above personal conflicts and prioritize the interest of the Nigerian populace above all else.

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