JUST IN: Alleged Sex toy shop assault: We’re constrained by the courts – Senate
…says motion on vote of confidence on Lawan is no issue
By Emman Ovuakporie
The Senate on Thursday said the sex toy shop assault report submitted by the committee on Ethics and Privileges has not been debated because the case is still pending in court.
Recall that a sitting Senator, Elijah Abbo was allegedly accused of assaulting a lady in a sex toy shop in the capital territory.
The Senate spokesperson, Senator Godiya Akwashiki revealed this while briefing Senate correspondents on parliamentary activities of the week.
Akwashiki explained that “we can’t just start work on the committee’s report when we know that the matter is still pending in the court.
Asked why the Senate failed to address the motion on vote of confidence on the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Akwashiki said:
” Just be patient we shall address it at the right time and be patient until it’s taken and we don’t have to be worried about it at all.
On a further probe that some Senators among a list of 36 Senators who signed the motion claimed that they were not aware, the spokesperson said:
“The number is not the issue and there’s no confusion over the matter because only two Senators can move a motion of vote of confidence.
“In this case, we have 36 and there’s no need to be worried about because it will be taken at the right time.
Recall that on Tuesday, a motion to pass a vote of confidence on Lawan was stepped down by the Senate.
The motion was not treated in the Senate until the end of legislative business on Thursday.