Most lawmakers were absent as the National Assembly resumed on Tuesday, October 9, after it’s long break which it embarked upon on July 24, 2018, Channels TV reports.
It was observed to be quite scanty of lawmakers. There is also rejig of the security at the National Assembly as more police officers and police trucks were sighted.
There were more security men in unidentified uniform also on the ground with strict instructions not to allow unauthorised persons into the National Assembly.
Before NASS embarked on its break, there were some pending issues of national interest before parliament which includes the approval of a supplementary budget to fund the 2018 budget and the 2019 general elections.
Also pending are several key appointments for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), ICPC, deputy CBN governor and AMCON, among others.
Recall the National Assembly had embarked on its annual recess on July 24 amidst controversies of defection and preparation for party primaries. It was scheduled to resume on September 25, but it was postponed to October 9 due to the parties primaries.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, there is unease at the National Assembly after some senators loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) allegedly vowed to remove Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, as the lawmakers resume from annual recess on Tuesday, October 9.
But senators belonging to the People Democratic Party (PDP), are reportedly fighting back and have resolved to resist any illegal move by APC lawmakers to force the Senate president and his deputy out of office, Vanguard reports.
The PDP lawmakers have insisted that leadership of the Senate is not by party affiliation but through an election by all the senators.
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