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Senate adjourns plenary until February 6

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Following one month of recess, the Senate on Tuesday, adjourned plenary to embark on campaigns for bye-elections.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has since approved February 3, 2024 to conduct bye-elections resulting from the resignation or death of members of the National and state Houses of Assembly.

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The Senate had on December 30, 2023 adjourned plenary after it passed the 2024 Appropriation Bill.

After resumption on Tuesday, the lawmakers went into closed-door for two hours where they deliberated on the issue of urgent national importance.

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After taking the business of the day, the Senate thereafter adjourned plenary till Tuesday, February 6.

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, at the end of the session said, “In view of the elections in about 36 constituencies in the country, coming up on Saturday, both houses of the House of Representatives and the distinguished chamber of the Senate, we have agreed that we have less than 48 hours to partake in the campaigns which will close on Thursday by midnight.

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“And therefore, this Senate stands adjourned till the 6th day of February 2024 at 11 am prompt.”

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