The 8th National Assembly stands dissolved by midnight, June 8 – Buhari declares


By Shola Abayomi.

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a proclamation for termination of the eighth National Assembly in a letter addressed to the National Assembly Clerk, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

Addressing newsmen today in Abuja, the Clerk acknowledged receipt of the letter.

He said, “I just want to confirm that I have received a proclamation from the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“One on the dissolution of the eighth National Assembly, the other one on the convening of the first session of the ninth National Assembly.

“The proclamation of the dissolution of the eighth National Assembly takes effect from 12 midnight of 8th June.

“By implication, from eighth of June by 12 midnight, the eighth National Assembly stands dissolved. Similarly, the ninth National Assembly will be inaugurated and first sitting will be held on Tuesday 11th of June by 10 a.m. in the National Assembly complex”, Mr Sani-Omolori said.

Responding to questions regarding the earlier reported letter of proclamation supposedly written by the president, Mr Sani-Omolori said, “Well, I have just confirmed to you that I have received the proclamation from the president which means that this is addressed to me.”

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