Buhari issues proclamation for termination of eighth National Assembly, inauguration of ninth

President Muhammadu Buhari at a Federal Executive Council meeting
President Muhammadu Buhari at a Federal Executive Council meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted a proclamation letter terminating the term of the eighth National Assembly.

The proclamation letter was addressed to the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

Mr Sani-Omolori confirmed receipt of the letter to journalists Thursday afternoon.

The letter proclaimed termination of the term of the eighth Assembly by midnight of Saturday, June 8, and commencement of the ninth Senate on Tuesday, June 11.

“I just want to confirm that I have received a proclamation from the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Mr Sani-Omolori said.

“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.”

Asked about a recent letter of proclamation purportedly from Mr President, the clerk said the one by which he made the confirmation was addressed to him.

“Well, I have just confirmed to you that I have received the proclamation from the president which means that this is addressed to me,” he said.

The confirmation put to rest controversies surrounding a letter of proclamation purportedly from Mr Buhari recently in circulation.

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