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Senate probes amended 2019 elections timetable

The Senate has mandated its committee on ethics to probe the amended timetable for 2019 elections.

The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West.

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While moving the motion on the floor of the Senate, yesterday, Melaye said he did not want to be part of any move targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that Buhari was not only a party man but also someone he laboured for.

He said: “I rise this morning, heavily disturbed that we took a resolution in this house last week and the aftermath of the resolution had a very serious effect on me as a politician.

“The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not only my partyman, but is also a man we all laboured and voted for.

“My brother and colleague, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege addressed the media, and I saw it on Channels and NTA last week, where he said the decision taken by this Senate is targeted at Mr. President.

“If decisions in this Senate are now being teleguided and targeted at any particular person, then that is no longer democracy. That statement to me is weighty”

The motion was referred to the committee on ethics after it was put to a voice vote by Ike Ekeweremadu, Deputy Senate President, who presided.

Last Wednesday, nine senators opposed the amended timetable, saying it might be targeted at the President.


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