The President arrived in London on Monday, July 26 for the Summit and Dino wonders why he (Buhari) is attending such an event that would have intellectual persons in attendance.
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The Managing Director, EKEDC, Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi, made the appeal during a visit of the Senate Committee on Privatisation to the company on Tuesday in Lagos.
Umar El-Yakub, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on Monday in Abuja.
INEC’s position comes after the refusal to allow for electronic transmission of results in the Electoral Act.
Buhari made the appeal when he inaugurated the Zobe Dam Regional Water Scheme on Thursday.
Tambuwal made his position known in a statement on Thursday, hours after the decision of the Senate.
It said the all-important parley and rally is “to save Nigeria from perpetual rigging circles of elections,” and to deliberate on, among others, “urgent formidable action to effect popular, inclusive and generally acceptable amendments to the Electoral Act with the aim of saving Nigeria’s nascent democracy.”
He also enjoined the National Assembly to pass the National Water Resources Bill.
This came after the Senate became rowdy following the aspect on electronic transmission of polls results, rejected largely by APC senators
The president, in a press statement released on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, had been quoted as saying that he “tried very hard to get the 8th (National) Assembly to do same (organise a security summit) for the sake of the country and I didn’t succeed much.”
In a statement on Tuesday, signed by the #FixPolitics Co-Chair, Constitutional, Political and Electoral Reforms, Prof Remi Sonaiya, and its Executive Director, Anthony Ubani, the group expressed support for the media against undemocratic tendencies.
Lawan in his remarks after a report on the bill was laid before the upper chamber on Wednesday, attributed the falsehood peddled in accusations fingering the leadership of the National Assembly of manipulating the contents of the bill as the work of mischief makers bent on blackmailing the leadership of the National Assembly.
The President spoke on Tuesday at a dinner with members of the National Assembly at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, made this known while reading an accompanying letter with the submission from the executive arm of government.
According to him, doing so remains a sure way to overcome the lingering security challenges faced by the country.
The Secretary General of the umbrella body of all registered political parties and political association in the country, Chief Willy Ezugwu, gave the word of caution in a statement on Tuesday.
Lawan made the disclosure on Tuesday during plenary.
The meeting was announced on the floor of the Senate by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan.
Lawan said this at the inauguration of Abimbola Yusuf, as Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission, and 37 other Commissioners from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Monday in Abuja.
Gbajabiamila, who spoke at a meeting of the Conference of Presiding Officers of Nigerian Legislatures (COPON) in Abuja at the weekend, also stated that the legislature remained the most important arm of government in any democratic setting.