The 8th Senate resumed in Abuja on Tuesday with 81 senators passing a vote of confidence in Senator Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and leadership of the Senate during the plenary.
The vote of confidence followed a motion moved by Senator Sam Anyanwu (Imo East) at the resumption of the Senate from four weeks’ recess and supported by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West).
The motion on the floor of the assembly amidst tight security was in obvious response to the investigations of Ekweremadu and the National Assembly bureaucracy over the allegations of forgery of Senate Standing Orders as well as recent moves by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to investigate Toyin, the wife of the Senate President.
“Considering the sustained interference in the internal affairs of the senate by detractors and media propaganda against the senate and senators by selfish politicians, I therefore move to call on the senate to pass a vote of confidence on the senate president, deputy senate president and the entire senate leadership as presently constituted,” Anyanwu said.
He then called on the Nigeria police force and all other security agencies in Nigeria not to allow themselves to be used by any person or persons to harass, intimidate or blackmail the senate, senators or their spouses,after which eighty one senators went on to sign the motion.