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Senate, Reps Shift Resumption Date To July 28

Saraki and DogaraThe Senate and the House of Representatives have extended the date for resumption plenary sessions, which was earlier scheduled for Tuesday, July 21. Members are now expected to resume July 28.

This was made known by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mohammed A. Sani-Omolori, who released an official notice of the postponement.

“This is to inform all Honourable members of the House of Representatives of the postponement of resumption of plenary session from adjourned date of Tuesday, 21st July to Tuesday, 28th July 2015,” Mr. Sani-Omolori said in his statement.

Plenary session was adjourned at both chambers of the National Assembly on Thursday, June 25, in the wake of fracas that ensued on the floor of the House between members of the All Progressives Congress loyal to the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and those loyal the party.

Also in defiance of the leadership of APC same day, Saraki named Ali Ndume, Senate Leader; Francis Alimikhena, Deputy Whip; and Bala Na’Allah, Deputy Senate Leader, in spite of stiff opposition from APC Senators loyal to the ruling party.

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Dogara had rejected his All Progressives Congress (APC’s) position on the choice of the principal positions, citing Federal Character principle.

He made a new proposal which would see the North West produce the Majority Leader, thereby blocking Femi Gbajabiamila, South West, who is being favoured by the APC leadership.

The APC is yet to respond to Dogara’s proposal.

But Gbajabiamila’s group has vowed to ensure Dogara obeys the party’s directive. [myad]

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