By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos
Senate President Godswill Akpabio has been accused of passing bills without contributions from members
The senators said ample time was not given to deliberate on bills before they are passed into laws
They accused Akpabio of passing bills about crucial issues within two hours like the speed of light
Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno South has tacked Senate President Godswill Akpabio for passing bills without prior notification to members of the Red Chamber.
Ndume said senators should be informed on time so they can prepare to debate a bill before there are passed into law.
According to a video obtained by a Congress Newspaper correspondent, the chief whip of the 10th Senate insisted on the 2/3 of the senators being present before bills are passed.
Similarly, another senator accused Akpabio of not allowing fellow senators to contribute before bills are passed.
He said some bills that have to do with money matters are speedily passed within two hours
“We have been ambushed all the time that sensitive bills are brought and are expected to be passed with the speed of light.”
The lawmaker said it is not good for the country and history will judge Akpabio for that.
Reacting to the Senators’ comments, Akpabio said Nigerians and history will remember him for good because the bills are speedily passed for the good of the country.