Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, has confirmed reception of a proclamation letter from President Muhammadu Buhari terminating the tenure of the 8th National Assembly.
The letter which Sani-Omolori confirmed its reception to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, proclaimed end of the tenure of the 8th National Assembly by midnight of Saturday, June 8, and beginning of the 9th National Assembly on Tuesday, June 11.
Sani-Omolori said to newsmen, “I just want to confirm that I have received a proclamation from the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“One on the dissolution of the eighth National Assembly, the other one on the convening of the first session of the ninth National Assembly.
“The proclamation of the dissolution of the eighth National Assembly takes effect from 12 midnight of 8th June. By implication, from eighth of June by 12 midnight, the eighth National Assembly stands dissolved. Similarly, the ninth National Assembly will be inaugurated and first sitting will be held on Tuesday 11th of June by 10 a.m. in the National Assembly complex.”
There have been controversies over a letter of proclamation allegedly by Buhari which has been in circulation before now.
But when asked if the proclamation letter was the one Buhari was alleged to have sent earlier, Sani-Omolori said, “Well, I have just confirmed to you that I have received the proclamation from the president which means that this is addressed to me.”