“Motion for recommittal,” sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Yahaya Abdullahi, triggered the Upper Chamber’s resolutions after the Senate Leader moved the motion.
“Concerned about the necessity of responding to the Committee’s observation and making the necessary amendments; and
“I’m relying on Senate Standing Orders 1(b) and 53(6) to support my position.
For more information, see Order 1(b) of the Senate Standing Orders, which states: “In all cases not provided for hereinafter, by Sessional or other Orders, or by the practice of the Senate, the procedure of the Senate shall be regulated by Resolution.”
The Senate’s Standing Orders state that it is “out of order” to attempt to reconsider any specific question on which the Senate has decided during the current session unless a substantive motion for rescinding the decision has been made in support of the motion.
After Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North) proposed an amendment to Clause 52(3) of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill during the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (Senate Committee on the INEC), the amendment was approved (INEC).