Senate Transmits To Buhari 35 Constitutional Amendment Bills For His Assent
The Senate has transmitted 35 out of 44 clauses in the 1999 constitution amendment bills, to president Muhammadu Buhari for his assent.
Senate Deputy President, Ovie Omo Agege who made this known during the Tuesday plenary, said the 35 constitutional amendment bills met the requirements of section nine, sub section two of the constitution.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Michael Bamidele, presented the motion on behalf of Senator Omo-Agege who was absent during plenary.
Omo-Agege explained that the 35 constitution amendment bills were considered by 27 state houses of assembly, and approved by 24 out of them, as required by the constitution.
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Omo Agege asked other nine state assemblies yet to submit the report of their constitutional amendment bills, to do so.
He said the 35 Constitution Alteration Bills have satisfied the provisions of Section 9(2) of the Constitution, for passage into law “having been approved by not less than 24 State Houses of Assembly.”
He also listed the 27 State Houses of Assembly that have passed the constitution alteration bills to include Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Rivers and Yobe.