Senate resumes, adjourns for lack of quorum

Senate resumes, adjourns for lack of quorum

- The Senate has resumed plenary but later adjourned over its inability to form a quorum

- The lawmakers resumed on Tuesday, February 26, for the first meeting since the presidential and National Assembly elections

- Ahmed Lawan moved that the Senate adjourn due to the number of those present

The Senate resumed plenary on Tuesday, February 26, but adjourned over its inability to form a quorum. This is its first meeting since the presidential and National Assembly elections.

The lawmakers were scheduled to resume on Tuesday, February 19, but the resumption was postponed to 26th as a result of the change of date of the elections, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Upon resumption, the Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, moved that the Senate adjourn as those present were not up to the number of senators required to form a quorum.

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He explained that while some lawmakers are out of town and are yet to get the results of the elections of their senatorial districts, others are busy making sure the election process goes smoothly.

Lawan, thereafter, moved that the lawmakers adjourn till March 12 – after the governorship and house of assembly elections.

The motion to adjourn was seconded by FCT senator, Philip Aduda. The motion was unanimously adopted through a voice vote.

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There were about eight senators present at the chamber including the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, who presided over the session.

Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu, Olusola Adeyeye and Andrew Uchendu were also present.

Meanwhile, had reported that Saraki lost his bid for reelection into the Senate from Kwara Central on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Saraki lost to Yahaya Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s February 23 senatorial election.

Oloriegbe polled a total of 123,808 votes to defeat the Senate president who scored 68,994 votes in the four local governments of Kwara Central senatorial district.

The result of the election was announced by the senatorial district returning officer, Prof Olatunbosun Owoyomi, from the University of Ilorin. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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