- A recent report indicates that the number of lawmakers in the Nigerian Senate has increased
- The swearing-in of the new senators was the first activity of the day during plenary on December 15
- The names and constituencies of the new legislators were disclosed on the floor of the House
Four senators recently elected through bye-elections in states across the country were on Tuesday, December 15, sworn-in by the Senate president Ahmad Lawan.
The new senators include Adetokunbo Abiru (Lagos East), Senator Henry Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa West), Senator Cleopas Moses (Bayelsa Central) and Senator Nora Ladi Dadu’ut (Plateau South).
The clerk of the House administered the oath of office and oath of allegiance on the new senators at the inception of plenary.
The new lawmakers are expected to represent their constituencies diligently by sponsoring bills that would further the national interest.
In another report, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has instituted a court action against Yakubu Dogara for defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dogara, who represents Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro federal constituency of Bauchi state, had won his seat on the PDP platform before he defected.
The party has asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to sack Dogara for leaving the PDP for no justified reason.
In another news, Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the APC, said divisive forces within the party would be thrown out.
PM News reported that Tinubu said there should be unity and cohesion within the party to live to its dream of repositioning Nigeria.
He said the party’s symbol, a broom, signifies the importance of unity and work to take out any form of disunity.
Still on politics, the committee set up by the PDP to reconcile aggrieved party members have reportedly come up with the strategy to carry out the assignment.
The newspaper citing an anonymous source said the committee will meet with the governors on the platform of the PDP within the next two weeks.
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