- Members of the upper legislative chamber have been invited by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Presidential Villa
- The invitation for the meeting was conveyed in a letter that was read during plenary by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan
- Discussions between the lawmakers and the Nigerian leader is expected to be centred on the issue of insecurity in Nigeria
FCT, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has invited members of the Nigerian Senate to a dinner at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, July 13.
The Punch reports that Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, made this known while reading the letter of invitation from the president on the floor of the upper legislative chamber.
The dinner according to The Nation will take place at the State House Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja by 8 pm.
The federal lawmakers were urged by the Senate president to arrive at the Senate wing of the National Assembly for take-off by 7 pm.
It was gathered that the dinner would enable the Nigerian leader and all 109 senators to discuss the issue of insecurity in the country.
Senate rejects Onochie as INEC commissioner
Earlier, the Senate rejected Lauretta Onochie's nomination as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Onochie was rejected following the consideration of the report of the committee on INEC, chaired by Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano).
The panel recommended Onochie’s disqualification as INEC national commissioner because her nomination is allegedly in violation of Section 14 (3) of the 1999 Constitution on the principle of federal character.
APC planning to rig 2023 elections, Governor Wike alleges
According to him, the APC was planning to rig the 2023 general election by allegedly plotting to impose Onochie on Nigerians. He said Onochie's nomination is not in the interest of the country.
He described Onochie as a die-hard APC member who lacks the general trust to be politically neutral and conduct credible polls.