The National Assembly has announced that plenary resumes on Tuesday as scheduled, ignoring the collation and announcement of the 2023 election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Quest Times had reported that the Senate on Wednesday, January 25, adjourned plenary for the elections.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, announced that senate will embark on a recess to enable the lawmakers to participate fully in the campaigns for their political parties and resume on Tuesday, February 28.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections were conducted on Saturday but as of Monday evening, the electoral umpire was still busy with result collation.
Although tension is rising across the country over credibility of the election, the National Assembly in a memo signed by the Clerk, House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria and received by our correspondent, informed its members and other stakeholders that it will reconvene for legislative duties as earlier scheduled.
The notice reads, “This is to remind all Hon members, media, and the general public that the House will still reconvene plenary tomorrow, Tuesday, 28th February 2023 at 11am as earlier announced.”
Also, a senator who spoke to our correspondent off the record because he wasn’t authorised to speak to the press on such issues, said they’d resume plenary as they were yet to receive any contradictory notice to the previous agreement.
The senator said; “We haven’t received any contradictory message, so we will resume tomorrow as agreed on the day we adjourned plenary.”