YES! Senate Resumes Plenary
The Nigerian Senate has resumed plenary after over two months recess.
Plenary began on Tuesday, October 9, with the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, leading the Principal Officers into the chambers.
He also took the official prayers and began the day’s proceedings at about 11:05 a.m. local time.
Minutes after plenary began, the Senate moved into an Executive Session.
After the Executive Session that lasted till about 11:25 a.m., the Senate resumed and Senator Babajide Omoworare moved for the approval of votes and proceedings II of Tuesday, 24 July, 2018, the last time that the upper chamber of the National Assembly held plenary.
His motion was seconded by Senator Hope Uzodinma.
On that last day of plenary before the long recess, it was drama and intrigue, as the Senate President manoeuvred security personnel and presided over the plenary where some members of the Senate defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
That defection did not go down well and since that day, the APC has consistently dismissed its depletion in the National Assembly, insisting that it had the power of majority needed to impeach the Senate President when plenary resumes.
He (Saraki) must leave in honour or be impeached, the Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has continued to sing since the recess started.
The resumption of plenary is coming a day after the Senate President and two other Senators - Ben Murray-Bruce from Bayelsa and Dino Melaye from Kogi State - filed a suite against the police boss, Mr Ibrahim Idris.
They are asking the court to set aside a summon by the police and are also demanding for 500 million Naira damages.
The police had summoned them after a protest of the PDP against the result of the rerun election in Osun State won by the candidate of the APC.
Nigerians will be looking forward to seeing the drama of impeachment unfold in the
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