OrderPaperToday – The Senate has adjourned plenary till June 7, 2022, to enable lawmakers participate fully in the primary elections of their respective political parties ahead of 2023 General Election.

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

The All Progressives Congress (APC), had in its timetable fixed the Governorship primary election for May 20, while the House of Assembly primary will hold on May 22. The primaries for Senate and House of Representatives are scheduled for May 24 and 25 respectively.

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Before putting the question for adjournment, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, noted that processing of forms for the House of Representatives and Senate has started and they were expected to submit their completed forms on or before Friday this week.

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

“We have some of our colleagues here who are going for governorship seats of their states.

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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,” Lawan said.

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