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Senate adjourns for 1 week over PDP congresses

By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke

ABUJA – THE Senate,Thursday, adjourned plenary for one week to enable senators of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP fold attend the party’s congresses

This came as the Red Chamber did not consider any motion or bill as the number of senators present during the day’s plenary was not up the required number to form a quorum.

The absence of senators mostly from the PDP fold compelled the Senate to hurriedly adjourn.

The rules of the Senate stipulates that quorum is formed for plenary when one-third (at least 37 senators) of the senators are present.

However, senators present were not up to 37 and even as they were only from the All Progressives Congress,APC fold.

It was gathered that the PDP senators had gone for their party’s local government congress which took place yesterday.

After considering the votes and proceedings of Wednesday, the Leader of the Senate,Mohammed Ali Ndume,APC, Borno South, moved that plenary be adjourned to the next legislative day.

All the senators present overwhelmingly supported Ndume’s position after the Senate President,Bukola Saraki, who presided over the brief plenary,put the issue to question.

The Senate, thereafter adjourned plenary to Thursday May 12.


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