Senate adjourns plenary over death of Akwa Ibom lawmaker Ekpenyong Bassey

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The  Senate has adjourned plenary to April 27, over the death of Hon. Ekpenyong Nse Bassey

Bassey, until his death, was a member of the House of Representatives,  representing Oron Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State.

Senate  adjourned plenary upon resumption from a one-week recess to mark the Easter celebration.

The sitting on Tuesday was presided over by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege ( APC Delta).

The motion for adjournment was moved by the Deputy Leader,  Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, (APC- Ondo) and seconded by the Minority Whip, Sen. Philip Aduda, (PDP- FCT).

The lawmaker was reported to have died on Sunday in Uyo, at 4pm.

The Senate, before adjourning, held a minute silence to mourn the demise of the lawmaker. (NAN)

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