Senate suspends plenary over lack of quorum, as only 9 out of 109 legislators show up

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 22 January 2019 | 1,107 times

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•Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary session till another legislative day as a result of not being able to garner enough number to form a quorum.

Though the adjournment session was not televised, journalists within the chamber said only nine senators were present. The Senate quorum requires at least 36 of the 109 to form a quorum.

Some of the senators present are; Shaaba Lafiaji, Francis Alimikhena, Gbenga Ashafa, Olusola Adeyeye, Emmanuel Bwacha, Andrew Uchendu, Gbolahan Dada and Philip Aduda.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki started the day’s activities by saying the prayer and reading the votes and proceedings but he was soon cut short by the Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye, who called his attention to the scantiness of the chamber.

Adeyeye, thereafter, moved a motion for adjournment that was seconded by FCT Senator, Philip Aduda.

This is the second time in two months the Senate will adjourn over inability to form quorum. On November 13, 2018, the Senate was forced to adjourn plenary for same reason.


Source: News Express

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