Ndume to Saraki: 8th Senate worst in attendance because of your leadership
Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday described the 8th Senate as the worst he had seen in terms of attendance at plenary.
Speaking as the special guest on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja, Ndume blamed the situation on “bad leadership’’ in the upper legislative chamber.
Ndume said although it was normal for attendance to drop during election periods, it had never been that bad since he joined the National Assembly as a House of Representatives member in 2003.
“The 8th Senate is the worst I have seen in terms of attendance, and it is because of the bad leadership of Saraki.
“This is the first time we had to adjourn the Senate for lack of quorum.
“Since I came to the National Assembly, two terms in the House of Representatives, and two terms now in the Senate, it had never been like this.
“So, I was shocked that day (November 13). I came a bit late, and when I entered the chambers, I was told we had adjourned because there was no quorum, and that only 14 people or there about turned up.
“It’s just terrible,’’ lamented the All Progressives Congress lawmaker, who is seeking a third term in the Senate.