Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Only 8 Senators attend Tuesday’s plenary, session adjourned for lack of quorum


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The Senate on Tuesday resumed plenary after a one-month recess to give way for the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, who presided over plenary, had to adjourn the sitting due to the inability of the upper chamber of the National Assembly to form a quorum.

DAILY NIGERIAN observed that only eight Senators were in attendance during the Tuesday’s plenary.

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The attention of Mr Saraki was called upon by the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Sola Adeyeye who observed that the Senate did not form a quorum and should accordingly be adjourned.

Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, at this point moved a motion for the Senate to adjourn to March 12 to allow the Senate have a full house after the governorship election of Saturday, March 9 that eight Senators are participating in.

Senate Minority Whip, Philip Adudah, seconded the motion and Mr Saraki adjourned plenary to March 12.

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