The Senate is yet to inform the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) about the resignation of some of its principal officers, according to a report by Leadership Newspaper.
The report revealed that this is coming 9 days after three senators vacated their seats.
Recall that the newly elected national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu; his deputy (North), Senator Abubakar Kyari, and Muhammed Hassan Nasiha had formally resigned their membership in the Senate last week Tuesday.
Before they emerged as APC leaders, both Adamu and Kyari represented Nasarawa West and Borno North senatorial districts of Nasarawa and Borno States respectively. While Nasiha was a few weeks ago sworn in as the new deputy governor of Zamfara State.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read out their resignation letters at the commencement of the Senate plenary on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
Speaking exclusively to LEADERSHIP in Abuja on Wednesday, the chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said the Senate was yet to write the Commission on the vacancies, a major impediment that has hindered the body to release a date for the bye-elections in the three senatorial districts in order elect replacements.
Oyekanmi noted that if a vacancy exists in the Senate, the appropriate authority will declare it and officially inform the Commission.
He said, “Once the Commission receives this official communication, it will subsequently take a decision on when the bye-election will hold.”
The CPS added that he was not aware that the Commission has yet received any such communication from the Senate.
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