The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators on Wednesday stopped the Wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos central) from using the microphone on the seat of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Senator Ekweremadu (PDP, Enugu West) who claimed to have escaped assassination attempt on Tuesday was absent and Mrs. Tinubu sat on his seat for over an hour.
It was while she was sitting on Ekweremadu’s seat, that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki asked her to second the $200m loan request of Lagos state.
When she stood up and switched on the microphone on Ekweremadu’s seat, the PDP Senators chanted No! No!
Our correspondent reports that when Tinubu explained to the PDP Senators that the microphone on her seat was faulty, they yelled back No! No!
She ran back to her seat, saying ” My microphone is bad”. She went to a seat close to hers, and said “Can I use this?
It was at this moment that Saraki told her that she had her protection.
” You are protected, it is because of the passion you have for this loan that I thought it will be good for you to second it,” Saraki said and she seconded it.