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Monday, 6 August 2018

Dino Melaye Reacts to Presidency’s Call for Senate To Reconvene

The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has described alleged attempts to reconvene the Senate before the adjourned date as “tales by the moonlight.”

Melaye also said that the National Chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomhole, should be told there was no crown in the National Assembly for anybody to wear.

Indications that the Senate might be reconvened before the October 25th adjourned date are growing by the day.

The “reconvene Senate” proponents call attention to the need to approve the pending INEC budget for the fast approaching 2019 elections.

Those opposed to the idea fear that it might be a ploy to unseat the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Melaye told reporters in Abuja that “the talk to reconvene the Senate amounts to tale by the moonlight, a serious joke.”

He noted that Senate’s rule 12 is very clear that only presiding officers can reconvene the Senate.

He said, “We adjourned properly to a date and time. In their myopic thinking they forgot the rules.

“The rules and proceedings of the last sitting were also approved. By our rules only the Senate President or the Deputy Senate President can reconvene the Senate outside the adjourned date.

“It is laughable that some people in their myopic and skewed thinking should contemplate that the Senate should be reconvened by just anybody. It will not happen. It is an exercise in futility to impress Mr. President.”

Melaye who is a frontline supporter of the Senate President added that “whatever is illegal will continue and remain illegal.”

He recalled that only a few days ago, the Court of Appeal ruled that the National Assembly has the power to set election sequence contrary to the thinking in some quarters.

On majority in the Senate, he said that the PDP has clear majority.
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