House of Reps begin process to reverse CCB/CCT amendments

The House of Representatives on Tuesday moved to reverse the planned amendment of the Code of Conduct Bereau and Tribunal Act by the Senate.

The Senate had concluded process of amending the CCB/Tribunal Act.

Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday called for the reversal of the amendments which he said contradicts the constitution.

Gbajabiamila argued that the legislature can reverse a law made by it, if it realises that it negates the rule of law.

Gbajabiamila said Section 15(4) of the 5th Schedule to the constitution provided that the National Assembly should give additional powers to the CCT, stating that the new amendment reduces its powers.

“The President shall approve the appointment of the Chairman of the CCB, which already stated clearly the procedure.”

“An amendment to the CCB Act cannot be inconsistent with the provisions of the constitution. As we know, the constitution is the supreme law of the land.

“Any law that goes in conflict with the constitution, it is taken for granted that the constitution will naturally take its stand,” he added.

A substantive motion to rescind the bill will be debated by the lawmakers to decide whether the reversal will succeed, next week.

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