There was an attempt on Tuesday by some Senators to make Senate President Bukola Saraki acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The attempt was made through a point of order raised by Senator Kabiru Mafara (APC/Zamfara Central).
Senator Eyinanya Abaribe (Abia South) had raised a motion that the country had no President or Acting President at the moment, adding that, President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo were neither in the country at the time.
This was, however, countered through order 53 rule 4 of the Senate standing rules, by Marafa.
If the President is not around, the Vice President should act, and if the Vice President is not around, the Senate President, who is the number 3 citizen should become acting President.
Saraki, however, didn’t allow any seconder or more comments, even when Senators were agitating to support the motion. He quickly ruled Senator Marafa ”out of order.”topics from