The business of lawmaking will have to wait for another two weeks following the postponement of resumption of plenary by the National Assembly.
This is as the All Progressives Congress (APC) has again shifted the date for its presidential direct primary election earlier scheduled for Tuesday, September 25th, 2018.
It will now hold on Thursday, September 27th, 2018, according to its spokesman, Mr. Yekini Nabena.
“Duly registered party members are to collect their permanent membership cards from their respective wards,” the statement added.
A statement by Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Mohammed Sani- Omolori
informed “all Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members that resumption of plenary session earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 25th September has been postponed to Tuesday 9th October due to the activities of the primaries of the political parties.”
Everyday.ng observes that though federal lawmakers like to insist that they work individually and at committee levels when plenary is closed, the reverse is the case at electioneering periods when most are fixated on returning or seeking higher office.
“In the main, much of the work is done by the secretariat of committees and consultants, awaiting the input of the lawmakers when they show up,” a source reiterated.
Last Wednesday, the APC National Organizing Secretary, Mr. Emma Ibediro, announced a revised timetable for the conduct of its primaries.
He disclosed that the National Working Committee (NWC) approved the review of the table-table for the conduct of the 2018 Primary Elections as follows;
*25th September, 2018 – Presidential Primary Election
*29th September, 2018 – Governorship Primary Election
*2nd October, 2018 – Senate Primary Elections
*3rd October, 2018 – House of Representatives Primary Elections
*4th October, 2018 – State House of Assembly Primary Elections
*6th October, 2018 – National Convention (Presidential)