Breaking: Reps drop election re-ordering bill

Breaking: Reps drop election re-ordering bill

The house of representatives has dropped the bill seeking to amend the electoral act.

The amendment sought to change the sequence of the election in a way that the presidential election comes last, after the state assemblies/national assembly and governorship elections.

The lower legislative chamber dropped the bill during plenary on Wednesday, April 18, after Edward Pwajok, a Plateau lawmaker, who sponsored the bill, said he was withdrawing it, the Cable reports.

READ ALSO: Breaking: Senator Ovie Omo-Agege arrested for invading Senate with thugs (Photos)

NAIJ.com gathered that the lawmaker said he was advised to withdraw the bill after consultations.

Meanwhile, the Senate suspended Ovie Omo-Agege, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Delta state, for 90 legislative days over his comments on the election re-ordering bill.

The upper legislative chamber took the decision after it considered a report by its ethics committee.

The committee had recommended that the senator be suspended for 181 days but the Senate reduced it after pleas from lawmakers.

However, in an apparent protest of his suspension, Senator Omo-Agege stormed the Senate with some hoodlums on Wednesday April 18.

The Senate plenary then turned rowdy as the hoodlums made away with the mace, the symbol of authority and power of the legislatives.

Senator Omo-Agege has reportedly been arrested by Abuja police at the Senate premises after the incident.

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