The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has issued a robust warning to his colleagues to speak much less whereas talking with journalists.
He famous that Senators ought to moderately talk about amongst their colleagues if they’re dissatisfied with what is going on inside the nation or within the National Assembly, earlier than speaking to journalists.
Lawan disclosed this on Wednesday whereas reacting to a movement on a Point of Order by the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege throughout plenary.
The Senator representing Abia South Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe had in an interview on Channels Television, alleged that senators within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) conspired to short-change oil-rich communities within the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
However, the Senate President, Lawan, denied that the Senate voted alongside occasion traces with reference to the three p.c fairness share accredited for oil-rich communities within the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA).
Groups within the South-South areas had demanded a minimal of 5 p.c fairness, if their want for 10 p.c fairness couldn’t be met.
Lawan stated, “Senate, as far as I can remember never voted along party lines not even Clause 52(3) of the Electoral Act.
“We had the majority of APC voting and even two senators from the PDP voted along a line that appeared to be the one that carried the day.
“As politicians, ours is to lobby, is to engage our colleagues each time there is an issue that we feel very strongly interested in an issue that we feel can make life better for those that we represent.
“If you are not able to get what you campaigned for, there will always be another day and that is the spirit.
“I will encourage us to talk less to the press on ways that will give the press the wrong impression. We should concentrate more on talking to our colleagues.”