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APC Reps Walk Out Of Chambers Over Failed Motion on $9.3m Arms Scandal

Ganiyu Nasirudeen

Following a foliled motion seeking to deliberate on the suspicious $9.3 million allegedly meant to purchase arms and seized in South Africa, members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the lower legislative house,Tuesday walked out on their members.

The House plenary session is presided over today by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha. Immediately the motion for debate was moved by the opposition member, Ihedioha, called for voice vote, which eventually favoured those voted ‘no’ to it.

The voting was unsatisfactory to APC members, therefore walked out of the chambers.

It would be recalled the controversial sum about (N1.5 Billion) was found in some suitcases with two Nigerians and an Israelis about three weeks ago. The jet used to ferry the cash is owned by the National President of the Christians Association Of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.

CAN President has denied having knowledge of the arm deal, while the Federal Government has admitted involvement in the weapon transaction.

The South African authorities have rejected explanations offered by both the nabbed officials and government.

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