U-TURN!! House Of Reps To Reconsider ‘Rushed’ CCB Act Amendment [READ]

House of Reps is reconsidering tyhe amendment of the CCB act. Photo Credit: Filed

Barely a week after it was amended, the House of Representatives is seriously considering reversing the changes made to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act, Punch reports.

The reports says the Nigerian lower chamber on Tuesday gave leave to Majority Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, to introduce a motion for debate on whether to reverse the amendments to the bill.

Gbajabiamila initially wanted the motion to be taken on Tuesday, but the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, overruled him and advised that the rules of proceedings in the House should apply.

Two members, Mr. Kingsley Chinda, and Mr. Edward Pwajok, had raised points of order that it would be in breach of proceedings to hear Gbajabiamila on Tuesday.


The House later ruled that he should revisit the issue by a motion on notice.

The motion will be taken next week.

In a related development, Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume has said senators did not amend the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act because of the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Ndume on Tuesday told the News Agency of Nigeria that the amendment has nothing to do with Saraki’s trial.

“It is insulting on us to say that we are doing the bidding of Saraki, because laws are not made in retrospect.

“If we make a law today, it cannot immediately invalidate the existing laws on the same issue,” he said.

He added, “Nigerians should know that the bill emanated from the House of Representatives; our own duty was just to concur.”

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