Lawmakers convene joint session over tussle with presidency

Lawmakers convene joint session over tussle with presidency

A joint session to discuss the political tension in the country was convened between the Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon, June 5.

The decision to hold the meeting was taken following a separate meeting which was held by some members of the National Assembly on Monday, June 4, The Cable reports.

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NAIJ.com gathers that Monday’s meeting was held to discuss the best way to address “the assault” on federal lawmakers by the executive branch of government.

The development was also made public on the Senate's Twitter handle, @NGRSenate.

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Lawmakers convene joint session over tussle with presidency

Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu walk together into the venue of the meeting (Photo credit: Twitter: NGRSenate)

Lawmakers convene joint session over tussle with presidency

Saraki, Dogara and Ekweremadu go through a document (Photo credit: Twitter: NGRSenate)

Lawmakers convene joint session over tussle with presidency

Lawmakers converse among themselves as the session proceeds (Photo credit: Twitter: NGRSenate)

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This development follows a previous report by NAIJ.com, that leaders of the south and middle-belt condemned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal executive for their flagrant disregard for the legislative arm of government.

The South and Middle-belt Leaders Forum stated this when a high level delegation of the group led by first republic information minister, Chief Edwin Clark, visited the leadership of the Senate in Abuja.

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