Senate resumes, adjourns over lack of quorum

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday adjourned planary to March 12 few minutes after resumption over their inability form a quorum.

The lawmakers were initially scheduled to resume plenary on the 19th of February but the date was changed to 26th February after the reschudling of the presidential and National Assembly elections, originally scheduled for 16th of February.

The Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan, moved the motion for adjournment when it became clear that those present coukd not form a quorum.

He explained that while some lawmakers are out of town and are yet to get the results of the elections of their senatorial districts, others are busy making sure the election process goes smoothly.

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The motion to adjourn was seconded by FCT senator, Philip Aduda and was unanimously adopted through voice vote.

Eight senators were present at the chamber including the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who presided over the session.

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Olusola Adeyeye and Andrew Uchendu were also present.

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