Senate debate on the establishment of an Armed Forces Service Commission on Wednesday led to a sharp division among the lawmakers.
The lawmakers were sharply divided over the bill which proposes to establish an Armed Forces Service Commission.
Those against the bill argued that it will cause more disunity in the country.
The sponsor of the bill Senator Enyinaya Abaribe however noted that the constitution mandates the National Assembly to set up the commission.
The bill was later rejected during a voice vote and Senator Abaribe called for a division – that is lawmakers should vote individually.
The Senate later went into a closed-door session.