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In its determination to reform the nation’s political process as well as the operations of the petroleum industry, the Senate on Wednesday passed a re-drafted version of the Independent National Electoral Commission Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Petroleum Industry Governance) Bill, 2019; and five other Bills to which President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier declined assent.

The Senator-elect for Niger East Senatorial District, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Musa, has said he will reclaim his mandate at the Supreme Court in the aftermath of the Court of Appeal judgment on Monday which upheld the appeal filed by Senator David Umaru against his nomination by the All Progressives Congress in the just concluded national assembly elections.

The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution urging the Federal Government to immortalise late former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, by naming a national monument after him.

At the primary election held in Minna, David, who represents Niger East Senatorial District, polled 5,870 votes to concede the ticket to his challenger, Alhaji Sani Musa, who scored 39,192 votes.

The Bill, which was sponsored by Senator Bayero Nafada, is meant to empower and provide employment for the youths, facilitate peace, volunteerism, community services and nation building.

According to him: “The PDP, especially in Niger State, wasted 16 years of our time. Therefore, we, who promised change, should not implement the template of the disgraced PDP, lest we enrage our people, disappoint them and get humiliated in a similar fashion

Umaru explained that he had come a long way with the Niger State electorate since 2007, adding: “Ever since then, they have been shortchanged, but they have kept faith and persevered believing that change is possible and truth will prevail