The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from its annual recess from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9, its Clerk, Mohammed Omolori announced on Sunday.
Mr. Omolori attributed the postponement to the primary elections by political parties.
“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 activities of primaries of political parties.
“All distinguished senators and honourable members are expected to resume plenary session by 10 am on the 9th of October, please.”
The National Assembly began its annual vacation on July 24.
Reacting to the development, APC national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the falsehood was “a last-ditch attempt by the ‘outgoing’ and minority National Assembly leadership of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to prevent the reconvening of the National Assembly and continue a minority-rule in an APC-dominated federal legislature.
“We are in a democracy and are governed by laws. A few cannot hold the legislative arm of government to ransom through their selfish political games.
“The National Assembly must be reconvened immediately to attend to crucial and pending legislative business. The majority must be allowed to lead.”