Senators debate clauses in CCB/CCT Act amendment today.
Following the presentation of the report on the bill of Code of Conduct Bureau and Code of Conduct Tribunal by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, which marks the third stage in the process of passing the amendments into law, most members in the house support the age of 50 as the limit for anyone wishing to join the Code of Conduct Bureau.
This was revealed at its ongoing plenary sitting on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.
According to The Cable, the senate amended section 3 of the Act thus:
“Upon complaint(s) of any breach or where it appears to the bureau that there is a breach of the provision or this Act, the person concerned shall be given particulars of such non compliance or breaches to explain before any reference to the tribunal.”
“This implies that the CCB cannot immediately refer a matter to the CCT without giving a public officer a notice; one of the contentions of Saraki. Section 1 (4) which was expunged, and replaced with “the chairman and members shall serve for a term of five years subject to renewal for one further term only”. Section 4 (2) was amended to substitute the word “president” with “the national assembly” as the one to confer powers on the bureau and the tribunal.
“The senate fixed the age of entry to the bureau at 50, and the number of members of the tribunal to sit in judgment on a case at three.”
Here are some of the live tweets from the house:
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