BREAKING: Lack Of Quorum Forces Senate To Adjourn After 10 Minutes.
The Senate on Tuesday adjourned for a week following the inability of the red chamber to form a quorum.
The chamber needs at least 38 senators to carry out legislative activities at plenary but our correspondent observed that 20 members were seated at the commencement of the day ’ s session.
The Minority Whip , Senator Phillip Aduda , who moved the motion for the adjournment, citing order 10 ( 3) of the Senate rules , explained that most of the members were not at plenary because they went on oversight functions .
The Deputy Senate President , Ike Ekweremadu , seconded the motion for the adjournment , stressing that the order cited by Aduda , barred the Senate from carrying out any legislative duties if members are not up to 38 .
The President of the Senate , Bukola Saraki put the motion to a vote and members overwhelmingly backed it .
Senate Leader , Ahmad Lawan , thereafter moved for the adjournment till Tuesday, November 20 .
Investigations by our correspondent , however , revealed that many of the senators might have stayed away to enable them to carry out necessary preparations for their campaigns which would start on Sunday .