Saraki warns, election not a do or die affair, charge his colleagues to be focused on legislative business

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Senator Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has charged his colleagues to be focused on legislative business despite activities of the election season.

In his welcome back speech on Wednesday after the end of the year recess, Saraki reminded the lawmakers of the need to get down to the unfinished businesses of the Senate.

The Senate President said the 8th Senate has so far passed an ‘unprecedented 257 bills’ adding that ‘Nigerians expect them to continue in this vein, and they have to meet these expectations.’

Saraki also warned his colleagues to eschew partisanship in advancing arguments at the chamber to reduce the tension of the election season.

The number three citizen asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to give urgent attention to the issues surrounding the collection of PVCs while urging the commission to bring relevant stakeholders together for a dialogue ahead of the elections.

To contestants, Saraki in his speech, asked them to note that the forthcoming election is not a do or die affair.

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