In a government headed by Muhammadu Buhari, you can’t take
away an official vehicle that is no longer at your service, unless you
are looking for some serious trouble.
The outgoing Senate President, David Mark, and his deputy, Ike
Ekweremadu, did not drive back to their homes with the usual convoy of
exotic vehicles after the valedictory session on Thursday.
After they left the National Assembly on Thursday, the vehicles were
parked at the parking spaces allocated to the offices of the principal
officers as of 7.05pm while Mark and Ekweremadu were driven away in
their personal vehicles without siren.
There are five vehicles each in the convoy of the two principal officers.
They included two principal vehicles, two security vehicles, two pilot
pick up vans and two power motorbikes each.
A clerk attached to a senate committee, told Punch on condition of
anonymity, that they had no choice as it was normal for the principal
officers to drop the fleet of vehicles and power motorcycles in their
possession since their tenure had ended with the valedictory session held
He said, “The vehicles are property of the National Assembly and the
Clerk of the National Assembly, being the chief accounting officer,
would account for all the vehicles, hence the man waited after the session
to take possession of the vehicles.”