ABUJA – Members of the All Progressives Congress in the Senate have expressed disappointment in the comments credited to the Senate Spokesperson, Eyinnaya Abaribe, following their refusal to support the confirmation of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister.
Abaribe, had, while reacting to the decision of the APC senators last week, told journalists that the lawmakers were equally guilty of the offence which they were accusing Obanikoro of committing and that some of them had pending cases with the EFCC.
The senators therefore asked Senate President, David Mark, to call the Abia-South Senatorial District senator to order in the interest of peaceful co-existence in the upper chamber.
Speaking on  behalf of his colleagues, Senate Minority leader, Senator George Akume, who raised a point of order shortly before the commencement of plenary, noted that Abaribe’s statement was capable of threatening the comradeship in the red chamber.
Akume, who cited Orders 42 and 53, sub-section 9, said Abaribe went beyond his briefs by insinuating that some members of the opposition APC in the senate who opposed Obanikoro’s clearance, were on the watch list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.