Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, said recent reshuffling of Senate standing committees would go a long way in settling misunderstandings among senators.
Ndume told newsmen in Abuja on Monday that it was in realisation of the need to settle the turbulence that had characterised activities of the 8th Senate that the changes were made.
“You know after the inauguration of the 8th Senate we had issues; there was a continuous turbulence in the Senate and as we go through, we try to settle that turbulence.
“Part of it is like having fair sharing of the committees and of course, complying with the directives of the party on the leadership structure; this is the fact of the matter.
“Part of the demand of the Unity Forum as at then is the issue of committees, and the issue of leadership. The Senate President did what he can that was at his discretion.
“Being the Chairman of the Selection Committee, he brought this proposal before us and we felt that there was nothing too much to guarantee peace.
“This is a routine thing that is normally done and we gave him the go-ahead to effect these changes.
“We hope that this will now soothe some nerves and provide us with the environment conducive for us to continue our job,’’ he said.
On the misunderstanding between Sen. Oluremi Tinubu and Sen. Dino Melaye, the leader said that although he was not around at the time, he had spoken to both senators to sheath their swords.
He said that both senators were as equal as himself in the National Assembly and as such, he had done what he could by going to beg them.
“Oluremi told me personally that she had forgiven Dino and Dino had already said he was ready to move on and that there was no problem,” he said. (NAN)