Senators In Open Confrontation Over Zamfara Arms Procurement

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Just smarting from a hot debate on the contentious State of the Nation Address Bill, two senators; Kabir Garba Marafa (ANPP, Zamfara) and Senator Paulinus Igwe (PDP,Ebonyi) nearly engaged themselves in free for all on Wednesday but for the timely intervention of Senator Ahmed Lawan and some other senators.

It was the first time in many years that such open confrontation between two senators would happen under the leadership of Senate President David Mark.

The altercation was first thought to be a fall out from the explosive debate on the State of the Nation Bill, which was sent back to the Senate by President Goodluck Jonathan with objections last week.[Osun Defender]

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