Commotion In Senate Over Politicisation Of Buhari’s Social Intervention Programme

Plenary at the Senate, on Wednesday, November 7, turned ‎rowdy, when the Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, alleged that the Social Intervention Programme of the Federal Government, which was introduced by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, is being used as a scheme to rig the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Olujimi alleged that beneficiaries of the Programme are being asked to provide details of their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, in the application form.

While presenting a copy of the form, she further alleged that, ‘I Stand with Buhari’, was written on it.

Before the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, who defended the Buhari-led administration and the Programme could speak, the Red Chamber had become noisy, as the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senators exchanged words across the divide.

The APC Lawmakers also forced the Senate to resolve that the SURE-P policy of the immediate past ‎PDP government, led by former President, Goodluck Jonathan, be probed.

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