Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu presided over senate plenary on Wednesday to the chagrin of Senators Ahmed Lawan and George Akume.
The two lawmakers in company of some of their colleagues in the Unity Forum, walked out of plenary protesting the decision of Senate President Bukola Saraki to allow his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu to preside over plenary in his absence.
Ekweremadu presided over the Wednesday sitting because Saraki was at the Presidential Villa to attend the swearing-in of new ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lawan and three others later held a brief discussion before they left to their various offices in the new senate wing.
The plenary was the first that Ekweremadu will preside over since the inauguration of the 8th Senate.