SHOCKING: National Assembly Will No Longer Resume This Week

The National Assembly will no longer reconvene for plenary on Tuesday, August 14, latest reports say.

Last week, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yusuf Lasun, announced that the national assembly will punctuate its recess this week in order to discuss funding for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 elections.

Punch quotes the spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Abdulrazak Namdas as saying that parliament had yet to decide on a date for resumption of plenary.

The national assembly embarked on a recess on July 24, 2018, soon after Senate President Bukola Saraki announced the defection of 15 senators from the APC to the PDP.

Saraki announced his own defection on July 31, with the APC insisting that he must step down as senate president or be impeached.

It is believed that the decision of presiding officers to delay resumption of the national assembly, may have everything to do with truncating the plot to remove Saraki as Senate president.

On August 7, 2018, masked operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the national assembly and blockaded the entrance.

DSS boss Lawal Daura was sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the heels of the siege.

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