APC Senate caucus meets, insists on constituency projects

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 21 September 2016 | 2,482 times

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Senate Caucus of the All Progressives Party (APC) met on Monday to discuss some issues, part of which was the persuasion to engage with the executive on the implementation of constituency projects, as a way of spreading federal presence to the nooks and crannies of the country, News Express has learnt.

Also, at the meeting which lasted for two hours, held in the private residence of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and attended by 50 senators, the lawmakers discussed the proposed debate on the economic recession spear-headed by the Senate President at plenary. They agreed that members should take leadership in the efforts to find solution to the economic recession.

According to the source, the lawmakers agreed that they should persuade their colleagues to always endeavour to be prompt at plenary so that sitting would always commence early.

The meeting was held preparatory to the resumption of the Red Chamber of the federal legislature on Tuesday (today), and took place about the same time the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators also had their own caucus meeting at another venue under the leadership of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

However, the parliamentarians resolved to fast-track the passage of bills, motions, public hearings, oversight, committee work and other legislative activities, so as to ensure that the Senate achieves much before its tenure will expire.

The meeting may have created a new chapter in the relationship between APC Senators. The ruling party has a majority of 60 Senators in the 109-member chamber.

•Photo shows Senate President Saraki.

Source: News Express

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