Senate fails to form quorum, adjourns plenary

OrderPaperToday – The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary because failure to form quorum.

After the traditional opening prayer taken around 10:30am, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read out the votes and proceedings of the last plenafry session after which the Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda stood up to move for its adoption.

At this point, the Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye objected on the ground that the chamber did not meet the expected attendance to convene a valid plenary.

Only 9 Senators were present. They were: Bukola Saraki, Tayo Alasoadura, Shaaba Lafiagi, Emmanuel Bwacha, Olusola Adeyeye, Philip Aduda, Gbenga Ashafa, Andrew Uchendu and Francis Alimikhena.

Senator Adeyeye then moved for the adjournment of plenary while the deputy minority leader, Senator Bwacha seconded it.

Senator Saraki adopted the motion for adjournment till the following day (tomorrow).

According to the standing rules, section 54 (1), the senate must have one-third of the 109 members for it to convene a sitting.

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Author: Titilope Fadare