OrderPaperToday – The Senate on Thursday prevented Senator Istifanus Gyang (PDP, Plateau) from presenting a point of order.
The point of order sought to debate an aspect in the democracy day speech read by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Gyang however was not allowed to proceed by indicating the specific portion of the speech for discussion.
Gyang said: “Order 52 of our rules said notice shall not be dispensed in the case of a motion or in respect of any other proceeding for which notice is required except with the consent of the president of the senate and the general assent of the senate.
“The matter of urgent national importance I am bringing before this Senate has to do with the democracy day speech of President Muhammadu Buhari of the 12th June 2019. This speech is already in the public domain. I am asking that in view of the interest it has generated.”
Upon stating his point of order, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan immediately interjected and put the question to Senators for Gyang to proceed with the point of order.
The ‘nays’ overshadowed the ‘ayes’, nullifying the point of order.