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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Senators Abandon Plenary For Election Campaigns

Many senators who have been cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission to contest the 2019 general elections stayed away from plenary on Tuesday, forcing the red chamber to adjourn till next week.

The chamber needs at least 37 senators to carry out legislative activities at plenary but our correspondent observed that 20 members were seated at the commencement of the day’s session.

The Minority Whip, Senator Phillip Aduda, who moved the motion for the adjournment, citing order 10 (3) of the senate rules, explained that most of the members were not at plenary because they went on oversight functions.

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