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Amended Constitution to be Ready by December-Ekweremadu

by on June 18, 2016
 
Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu said yesterday that an amended version of the constitution will be ready by December.

Speaking at the opening of a retreat of the Senate Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution in Lagos, he regretted the non-assent to the Fourth Constitution (Alteration), Bill.

Ekweremadu who chairs the Senate Committee on the Review of the constitution assured that the amendments contained in the Fourth Alteration Bill were not lost as the document would form the framework of the current exercise.
A statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu  said the major proposals that scaled through in the bill, having received the approvals of the National Assembly and at least 24 state assemblies included the removal of presidential assent to Constitution Amendment Bills, prescription of a 30-day time limit for presidential assent to bills or return passed by the National Assembly failing which they would automatically become law and separation of the Office of the Minister of Justice from the Office of the Attorney-General to promote justice and anti-corruption war.
Others are the financial autonomy for state assemblies and streamlining of legislative lists and devolution of more powers from the Exclusive to the Concurrent List.

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  • June 18, 2016 at 8:48 am

    All the mentioned proposals are mean to empower the Senate President in particular, to help him out of the present court charges. On the hand, the bills are meant to reduce the power bestowd to President. Why will the national are always fast on solving their personal problem using their legislative power? Are they not representing their folks? If you are not out of d system politically, definitely you will be out by nature.

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