Nigerian Senators have unanimously passed vote of confidence on Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and the entire leadership of the 8th senate.
This is coming after the senate resumed plenary Tuesday, following a six weeks recess.
The development followed a motion moved by Senator Samuel Anyanwu through a point of order and supported by 83 other Senators.
Senator Anyanwu lamented with dismay, the continued harassment of Senators, Spouses of Senators and the National Assembly Management by security agencies of government.
While noting that some selfish politicians in the country have sustained their interference in the internal affairs of the Senate by sponsoring media propaganda against the Senate and Senators, Senator Anyanwu assured that the Senate is determined to continue to perform its constitutional duties and responsibilities without fear or favour.
The Senators however prayed that the Senate pass a vote of confidence on the Senate President, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and the entire Senate Leadership.
They also urged the Senate to call on the Nigerian Police and all other security agencies in the country not to allow themselves to be used by any person or persons to harass, intimidate or blackmail the Senate, Senators and their spouses.
The prayers were unanimously accepted by the entire Senate when it was put into voting by the Senate President.
It was also gathered that pro- Saraki Nigerians staged a protest at the entrance of the National Assembly, barricading the gate and singing solidarity songs in support of the embattled Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
They were armed with placards bearing different inscriptions such as, “Enough is enough, we support Saraki and Ekweremadu”, they warned anti-graft agencies to desist from being used against perceived “political enemies.”
Recall that Saraki was docked last Tuesday at the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he pleaded not guilty to falsification of documents in his assets declaration form when he served as governor of Kwara State.