The Senate on Wednesday shocked many by passing 46 bills into law in less than 10 minutes. The bills were earlier passed by the House of Representatives in the outgoing Seventh Assembly.
The bills were introduced by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang.
The development generated uproar in the House but the Senate President, David Mark, had his way when he called for a voice vote, and ruled in favour of those in support of the passage.
Mark asked those who were not satisfied with the passage of the bills to raise objections in writing at plenaryon Thursday.
The Senate had earlier suspended Order 79 (1) of the Senate Standing Orders, creating the impression that all the Bills had passed first, second and third readings on the floor of the Senate and concur to same.