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The Senate adjourns the plenary following the death of 2 legislators

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Okoye Kingsley

The Senate on Tuesday, resuming its two-week suspension, adjourned the plenary session to April 14, following the death of two members of the National Assembly.

This followed the adoption of a motion by Senate Leader Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (APC-Kebbi) and seconded by Minority Leader Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia).

“The distinguished chamber and our distinguished colleagues, the death of two members of the National Assembly, Mr. Haruna Maitala, who until his disappearance represented the federal constituency of Bassa / Jos North of the Plateau and died on April 2, in an accident of the road.

“The second loss we suffered is Mr. Suleiman Aliyu Lere, representative of the federal constituency of Lere in Kaduna State, who passed away on April 6.

“Mr President, dear colleagues, I rise in accordance with our tradition to present two motions:

“One for the suspension of all other items which are on the Order Paper today for consideration.

“And also another motion for this distinguished chamber to observe a minute of silence in honor of the deceased, I suggest,” Yahaya said.

Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan, while putting the motion to a vote that was passed unanimously, described the demise of the two lawmakers as another sad development for the National Assembly.

Senators then observed a minute’s silence in honor of the deceased before adjourning the plenary session to April 14. (NOPE)

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