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Lack of quorum halts proceedings in Senate

By Segun Olaniyi   |   06 May 2016   |   4:03 am  
Members of the Nigerian Senate during a plenary

Members of the Nigerian Senate during a plenary

For not having up to 37 members in sitting which form its quorum, the Senate yesterday, adjourned plenary without considering any motion or bill.

The chamber’s rule stipulates that one-third of the 109-member assembly, being 37 senators, must be present for binding proceedings to hold.

It was gathered that most of the lawmakers present yesterday were of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fellows had reportedly gone for the party’s local congresses.

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

The Senate, subsequently, adjourned plenary to May 12.



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