The senate has resolved to take a position on Wednesday  on the request by President Goodluck Jonathan for approval to extend the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. 

The senate stated this after a closed session on the president’s request that lasted for about two hours.  

The request from the President generated heated debate with senators from the affected states opposing the extension. 

They argued that the previous emergency rule have no impact on the activities of Boko Haram adding that the period witnessed more death of innocent Nigerians. 

The debate forced the leadership of the senate to call for postponement of the debate noting that if any vote is taken those opposed to the extension of the emergency rule will carry the day. 

Constitutionally, the senate has up to 72 hours to take a position on the president’s request for another six months of emergency rule in the three North East states


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