Senator Biodun Olujimi

Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP- Ekiti South) and the Provost of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Kingsley Oti, faced off on Monday over the right to use an elevator in the National Assembly Complex.

The fight, which broke on the ground floor of the New Senate Wing of the building, led to the disruption of the congress being held by members of PASAN in Room 231 on the second floor of the building.

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The senator was guarded away from the venue of the congress by PASAN members, amid boos, with several members calling her unprintable names.

Olujimi, in her account, alleged that Oti was unruly when her aides prevented him from using the elevator, which was reserved for members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The lawmaker stated that she was not slapped as reported but that she was accidentally hit when her aide and Oti engaged themselves in fisticuffs and she intervened.

Olujimi later told the Punch that her security aide had reported the matter at the Police Division of the National Assembly.

Oti, in his account, denied assaulting Olujimi but alleged that the lawmaker tore his shirt.

The PASAN leader, however, admitted that he engaged her security aide in a fight when he slapped him.

He said he had along with some others waited for the elevator on the ground floor, adding that he joined the elevator together with a male and a female colleague but he was challenged by one of Olujimi’s aides.

Members of PASAN were heard at the venue threatening to shut down the National Assembly should anything be done against Oti.