The presidential liaison officer to the Senate, Ita Enang and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, have disagreed on the rule book to be adopted while electing new presiding officers for the 9th Senate.
Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), said the management of the federal parliament had no right to amend the Senate rule book.
He argued that the National Assembly management could not use “the 2015 rule book which it produced to contest the election on the day of inauguration, stressing that the “2011 rule book, remains the most authentic legal document for now.”
But Ekweremadu disagreed with him, saying that the management of the nation’s legislature could actually make new rules for the lawmakers between the period of dissolution of an outgoing Senate and the inauguration of a new one. Read more