Senate Adjourns To June 7 For Lawmakers To Participate In Pre-Election Activities

ABUJA – The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly on Wednesday adjourned sit­ting till June 7, to enable lawmakers participate fully in the Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship, and State Houses of Assembly primaries.

The Senate President, Ah­mad Lawan, explained that the decision to adjourn plena­ry was to enable lawmakers participate fully in activities and processes leading to the conduct of party primaries for the various elective posi­tions ahead of the 2023 gener­al elections.

Lawan’s remarks made moments before the close of plenary also noted that “Pro­cessing of forms for House of Representatives and Senate has started and we are ex­pected to submit our complet­ed forms tomorrow (Friday).

“And, of course, we have some of our colleagues here who are going for governorship seats in their states.

“It is very important that we participate in the pro­cess that affects us directly, as well as those that do not affect us directly – that is the State Houses of Assembly, Governorship and Presi­dential.

“Consequently, we have to adjourn to enable us partici­pate fully in all these activi­ties because we are supposed to be active participants. So, I wish all of us the best of luck.

“For the Presidential candidates, we are four and we pray that one of us will emerge as the candidate of the ruling party.”

The motion for adjourn­ment was moved by the Sen­ate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North) and seconded by the Deputy Minority Leader, Shuaibu Lau (Tara­ba North).

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