The house of representatives this morning went into a rowdy session after the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, recognized Emmanuel Oker-Jev, chairman rules and business, to move a motion just as another member Aliyu Madaki was putting up his hand to be recognized.
The speaker recognized Oker-Jev, who moved his motion in the midst of heavy noise on the collective breach of members owing to the budget padding contention raised by former chairman of the committee on appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin.
He said the house had come under heavy attack by the allegations.
At that point, Jibrin was observed to be walking around the chamber under the close watch of the security.
The motion was however passed and referred to the ethics and privileges committee, which would look into the issue.
At this point, members began shouting “Dogara, Dogara.”
When Madaki was recognized to speak, he was scarcely heard, as scores of lawmakers were screaming all at the same time.