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Ita Giwa breaks down in tears

Posted by By ISMAIL OMIPIDAN and BASHIR UMAR, Abuja on 2006/05/17 | Views: 2548 |

Ita Giwa breaks down in tears


For the robust Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Tuesday, May 16 was probably her saddest day as she lost her radiant look watching the senators sentencing the 3rd term bill to the dust bin of history.

For the robust Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Tuesday, May 16 was probably her saddest day as she lost her radiant look watching the senators sentencing the 3rd term bill to the dust bin of history.

Shocked by the verdict of the Senate, she broke down in tears over the death of the bill that would have given President Obasanjo and governors more years in office.

She had positioned herself in a vantage position in the gallery, hoping that the last minute horse trading would switch support for the bill to scale the massed opposition by anti-third term senators.

Senator Ita-Giwa was lost in thought when the motion to kill the bill sailed through as the Senate President hit the gavel.
She was speechless as she stepped out of the chamber, shouting. "You have killed 3rd term, you can now do your worst." She then burst into tears.

Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu looking dejected walked quietly away, while Senator Ibikunle Amosun could also not hide his sorrow.

It also took Senator Felix Ogunwale, another pro-3rd term senator several minutes to get up from his seat after the Senate President had left the chambers.
He sat with his head down, like someone who had just been sentenced to a jail term.

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