4 reasons why Senator Ali Ndume staged a walkout during Senate session

Senate President Godswill Akpabio, earlier today, hurriedly called for an emergency closed session following an intense altercation with Senator Ali Ndume, who angrily staged a walkout.

Tension has been building between the duo since the election of Akpabio to preside over the red chambers.

A viral video last week showed an angry Ndume warning Akpabio to adhere to the rules of the Senate, especially regarding the passage of bills.

Ndume, a ranking senator representing Borno South senatorial district, is a former majority leader of the Senate.

Politics Nigeria lists why he staged a walkout on Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state and a former minister of Niger Delta affairs.

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The Senate has since reconvened after its executive session, but it remains to be seen how Akpabio will handle the affairs of the upper chambers in the future.