Reps step down first plenary agenda for 2021



The House of Representatives has stepped down all items on the agenda of its first plenary for the year to honour a deceased member, Prestige Ossy, who until his death represented Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State.

The House had embarked on the end-of-year holiday which was to last between December 21, 2020 and January 26, 2021, but that was shifted to February 9 to allow members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to participate in the party’s membership registration and revalidation.

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At the resumed plenary, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced the death of Ossy and the House, in line with its tradition, adjourned proceedings to Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

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The family and constituency office of the deceased lawmaker had announced on Monday that he died in the wee hours of February 7 in Germany, where he had been receiving treatment for the past months.

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