The Senate on Wednesday adopted the conference committee report on the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, which recommended that the presidential election will be the last to be conducted in 2019.
Efforts made by senators loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the adoption of the Conference Report of Senate on the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 were resisted by Senate President Bukola Saraki who ruled them out of order.
In protest, the pro-Buhari senators, who felt that the reordering of the sequence of 2019 elections was targeted at the President, walked out of the Red Chamber.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu led nine of his colleagues to address newsmen on the passage of the amendment. Present at the briefing were Senator Omo-Agege, Malam Ali Wakili, Abu Ibrahim, Abdullahi Gumel, Binta Masi, Yahaya Abdullahi, Andrew Uchendu and Benjamin Uwajumogu.
Binta Garba Masi (APC, Adamawa) said the reordering was not economical.
“Now we are having economic crisis in our hands and instead of us to look at the welfare and wellbeing of our people, we are looking at selfish interest in the long-run.