There was a rowdy session at the upper chamber of the National Assembly on Wednesday as the lawmakers debate a bill for an act to make provision for a Federal grant to Lagos State in recognition of its strategic socio-economic significance and other connected purposes as sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central District.
But temper soon boiled over when Senator Olusoshola Adeyeye, representing Osun Central District, in his contribution likened the Federal Capital Territory to a pampered child.
The statement immediately drew ire of Senator Philip Aduda, representing FCT, who demanded the immediate withdrawer of the statement by Adeyeye. Aduda was supported by most Senators from the Northern part of the country, who also stood up demanding the withdrawer of the statement.
Consequently, the deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu requested Adeyeye to withdraw his statement, which the Osun senator promptly complied with.
The development, however, paved way for Ekweremadu to put the Tinubu’s bill into voting, but it was unanimously rejected by the Senators.