OrderPaperToday – Nigeria’s House of Representatives has postponed the resumption of its plenary sessions earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 24th May 2022.
The decision, as gathered by OrderPaper is to enable members participate in the ongoing primaries of their respective parties holding this week across the country.
As contained in a statement signed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Yahaya Danzaria, made available to our newsroom, Tuesday, 7th June was however, fixed as the new resumption date.
“I am directed to inform all Hon Members, Staff, Media and the General Public that due to the on-going Party Primaries the House will now resume plenary on Tuesday, 7th June, 2022 at 11:00 am.”
Since the Green Chamber proceeded on an Easter break, it has postponed its resumption on several occasions for various reasons. It has however had to convene for emergency sessions in order to pass very important executive bills.
One of such occasions was its sitting held about a week ago, to expressly amend the 2022 Electoral Act which supposedly exempts them (lawmakers), governors, the vice president, and the president from participating as delegates in the ongoing primaries.
Nigerians still await the assent of Mr. President which some observers says is difficult to predict, especially with the commencement of primaries already.