Drama As Senators Fight Over Seats in Newly Renovated Chamber


Nigerian senators fought over the seats in the newly renovated chamber of the national assembly in Abuja.

The rowdy session, which marred the resumption of the Senate to plenary lasted for about 20 minutes on Tuesday, April 30.

As reported by The Punch, the fight was triggered by the seating arrangement in the newly renovated hallow chamber.

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Some ranking Senators were said to have been angry at the seats allocated to them in the front row on the last right side of the aisle.

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Trouble started when three APC senators, Senator Sahabi Alhaji Ya’u from Zamfara North, Senator Danjuma Goje, from Gombe Central and Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele from Ekiti Central engaged in a heated argument.

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Senator Ya’u angrily stood up from the seat allocated to him, same as Goje, who expressed displeasure at the seats assigned to him and complained to Bamidele.

According to Vanguard, Ya’u’s complaints to Opeyemi aggravated to shouting match between the two. It consequently sparked reactions from other Senators and eventually degenerated into a rowdy session.


The Zamfara senator angrily pointed his finger at the Leader, complaining that the Seat allocated to him at the far right of the chamber was not befitting of a ranking Senator

He argued that he was the deputy minority Whip of the Senate during the 9th National Assembly.

The verbal counter-punching between the Leader and Senator Ya’u, festered further when Senator Goje joined them.

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