The deployment of 3500 soldiers to Edo State ahead of the governorship election on Saturday threw the House of Representatives into a rowdy session as members bicker on whether or not it should be discussed.
The issue was raised as a point of order by Hon Bimbo Daramola, (ACN, Ekiti) who prayed the House to grant him express permission to bring to its attention the unusual deployment of 3,500 soldiers to the State by the federal government to monitor the July 14 governorship election.
But the lawmaker had barely landed when he was interrupted by his colleagues, mostly of the PDP, who tried to shout him down and in the course of the exchange uproar ensued between supporters of the proposal and those against it.
Speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, however calmed the House and thereafter, called for a vote whether or not the matter should be brought to the floor for debate.
After the voice vote was taken, the speaker ruled in favour of those opposed to the debate as some members, mostly from the opposition parties, started protesting the ruling while those from the majority PDP were cheering and shouting “PDP!”.