Senate Resumes, Suspends Plenary over Death of Federal Lawmaker, Olatoye


The Nigerian Senate which resumed session after the February 23 and March 9 general elections suspended plenary and adjourned to Wednesday over the death of a federal lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye Sugar who was shot to death on election day in Oyo State.

Temitope Olatoye Sugar representing Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. was shot by suspected thugs in Elesu village in Ward 13, Lalupon, Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State on Saturday.

Mr Olatoye who was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Centre of the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan was later confirmed dead after all efforts to save his life failed.

He contested the senatorial election under the platform of Action Democratic Party (ADP) on February 23, 2019 but lost to Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The adjournment followed a point of Order by the Senate leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC Yobe) calling on the senate to suspend plenary over the death of the lawmaker in the green chamber. He also requested for one-minute silence in the honour of their late colleague.

Senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South Senatorial district seconded the motion that plenary be adjourned.

After a one minute silence observed by the lawmakers, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki announced the adjournment of plenary to Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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