By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Senate yesterday withdraw a motion seeking to pass vote of confidence on the senate President, Ahmad Lawan, amidst speculations that some senators were worried over how their names got into the list of senators who are in support of the motion.
The motion titled “Vote of confidence on the leadership of the National Assembly”, which was sponsored by the immediate past Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, has a list of other thirty five senators as supporters.
However, during the plenary yesterday, when the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Sabi Abdullahi, called up the motion for debate, it was quickly dropped by the senate, even though no reason was given by the senate for the abrupt withdrawal.
The motion seeks prayers to pass vote of confidence in the leadership of the 9th National Assembly and particularly commend the President of the senate and urge all senators to endeavor to sustain the present goodwill of the senate under the leadership of senator Ahmad Lawan.
It also seeks to call on Nigerians, the federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) to support the 9th National Assembly in its determination to pass legislations that will impact meaningfully on Nigerians and take it to the next level.