Nigeria’s National Assembly has postponed its resumption which was meant to take place tomorrow, 25th.
The parliament will now resume in two weeks, on October 9.
The postponement was contained in a statement by the National Assembly clerk, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, addressed to the lawmakers. It reads:
“This is to inform 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.
“All Distinguished Senators and Honourable members are expected to resume plenary session by 10 am on the 9th of October, please.”
On receiving the news, Nigerians kicked against it, saying the reason for it postponement was not tenable enough. See tweets below:
What the heck is going on? Is the Nation put on hold for Bukola Saraki @bukolasaraki to have time to go round on his Presidential ambition tour? He wants to rule over Nigeria but not interested in putting Nigeria first? https://t.co/CfsNOBiB57
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) September 24, 2018
National Assembly Postpones Resumption To Oct 9 To Allow Saraki Finish His Campaign
— Abdallah Yunus Abdallah (@Abdool85) September 24, 2018
National Assembly will delay resumption day by additional two weeks, so as to give Saraki more time to continue his Presidential campaign,traveling around the country for consultation.
Those closeted PDP activists will never see anything wrong with the excesses of this senate .
— Omasoro Ali Ovie (@ovieali) September 23, 2018
Saraki, I see you ooo by the time National Assembly resumes you would have gone around the 36 states.
Well done 👏👏 https://t.co/xnCvaGrL42
— Alli-Balogun H.Lekan (@allibaloo) September 24, 2018