Senate Adjourns after 10 Minutes over Lack of Quorum

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday adjourned for a week following its inability form a quorum.

The red chamber needs at least 38 senators to carry out legislative activities at plenary but our observation shows 20 members were seated at the commencement of the day’s session.

The Minority Whip, Senator Phillip Aduda, who moved the motion for the adjournment, citing order 10 (3) of the Senate rules, explained that most of the members were not at plenary because they went on oversight functions.

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who seconded the motion for the adjournment said the order cited by Aduda, stopped the Senate from carrying out any legislative duties if members are not up to 38.

Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki put the motion to a vote and members overwhelmingly backed it.

Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, thereafter moved for the adjournment till Tuesday, November 20.

Meanwhile, The campaign for National Assembly and presidential election will start on Sunday November 18, 2018

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