House In Rowdy Session Over Constitution Amendment

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The House of Representatives has endorsed the amendment of the 1999 Constitution.

There was a rowdy session in the House ahead of the commencement of voting, but an order was restored and voting commenced around midday.

One of the major clauses voted on was the devolution of powers to states, which got majority support with 210 lawmakers voting yes, but fell short of the 240 required to pass.

Also, bill to entitle married women to claim the indigeneship of the state of their husband failed

Another bill adopted was the provision that all former heads of the National Assembly (the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives) be part of the council of state.

They also adopted a provision that all impeached former presidents and governors should not be included in the council of state.

The lawmakers unanimously adopted a bill seeking to reduce the period which the president or governor can authorize withdrawals from the consolidated account without a budget.

They also voted on financial autonomy of state legislators and the extension of time given to INEC to conduct bye-elections and provide grounds for de-registration of political parties.

See major decisions taken so far below:

12:19 PM: Deputy Speaker, who is the chairman of the special ad-hoc committee on the review of the constitution, gives a summary of the bills to be considered.

12:35 PM: First bill on including former heads of the National Assembly in the council of state is considered

12:36 PM: An amendment is proposed and adopted to include the provision that all impeached former President, governors not be included in the Council of State.

The bill passes yes -274

Yes – 274
No – 6
Abstain – 2

The second bill on reducing the period the president or governor can authorise withdrawal from consolidated account without a budget

Yes -295
No – 0
Abstain – 0

12:39: The third bill is on devolution of powers

Yes -210
No – 71
Abstain – 8

Bill on Financial autonomy of state legislature

Yes -286
No – 10
Abstain – 1

Bill to abrogate state joint local government accounts

Yes -281
No – 12
Abstain – 1

12:44: Bill to strengthen local government administration

Yes -285
No – 7
Abstain – 1

12:48: Bill on state creation and boundary adjustment

Yes -166
No – 125
Abstain – 3

12:50: Bill to provide immunity for legislators in respect of words spoken or written in plenary session or committee proceedings.

Yes -288
No – 10
Abstain – 1

Bill to provide INEC with sufficient time to conduct bye-elections and provide grounds for de-registration of political parties

Yes -293
No – 2
Abstain – 1
Attendance – 296

12:56: Bill for timely passage of bills on the matter of Presidential assent

Yes -248
No – 28
Abstain – 4
Attendance – 280

1 PM: Bill on time frame for submitting ministerial or commissioners nominees, which also includes 35 percent affirmation action for women.

Yes -248
No – 46
Abstain – 1
Attendance – 295

1:04: Bill on appointment of minister from the FCT is put to a vote

Yes -191
No – 91
Abstain – 3
Attendance – 285

Members were divided over the result and the Speaker ruled that the bill failed.

Bill on Change of names of some LG councils in Ebonyi, Oyo, Ogun, Plateau, and Rivers.

Yes: 220
No: 57
Abstain: 8

Bill on independent candidature

Yes -275
No – 14
Abstain – 1
Attendance – 290

Bill on removing the word force from the title Nigeria Police Force

Yes -280
No – 9
Abstain – 4
Attendance – 293

Bill on the restriction of the tenure of the president and governor.

Yes -292
No – 3
Abstain – 3
Attendance – 298

1:42 PM: Bill on Separation of Accountant General of the Federal Government from Accountant General of the Federation.

Yes -274
No – 23
Abstain – 2
Attendance – 299

1:49 PM: Bill to make the office of the auditor general of the Federation financially independent passed.

Yes -289

No – 11
Abstain – 0
Attendance – 300

1:52 PM: Bill to separate Office of Attorney General from the Minister/Commissioner of Justice

Yes -234
No – 58
Abstain – 3
Attendance – 295

1:55 PM: Bill on submissions from the Judiciary

Yes: 265

No: 6

Abstain: 7

2:00 PM: Bill to determine pre-election matters.

Yes: 288

No: 3

Abstain: 1

2:05 PM: Bill on Consequential Amendment on Civil Defence

Yes: 293

No: 2

Abstain: 1

2: 10 PM: Bill on Citizenship and indigenship

Yes: 216

No: 77

Abstain: 2

2: 30 PM: Due to protests, Speaker Dogara calls for a retake of the vote on Citizenship and Indigenship.

2: 35 PM: Bill on Citizenship and indigenship

Yes: 208

No: 78

Abstain: 2

2: 57 PM: Bill on Procedure for Overriding Presidential Veto in Constitutional Alteration

Yes: 271

No: 20

Abstain: 0

3: 08 PM: Bill on Procedure for Overriding Presidential Veto in Constitutional Alteration

Yes: 271

No: 20

Abstain: 0

3: 10 PM: Bill on Removal of law-making power from Executive Arm.(Part 1) To remove NYSC, National Security Agencies,

3: 11 PM: Bill on Public Complaints Commission from the Constitution to enable only lawmakers to make laws on them.

Yes: 209

No: 47

Abstain: 5

3: 12 PM: Bill on Removal of law making power from Executive Arm. (Part 2) Land Use Act.

Yes: 139

No: 148

Abstain: 4

3: 13 PM : Bill On Investment and Securities Tribunal Yes: 270 No: 12 Abstain: 2

Yes: 270 No: 12 Abstain: 2

No: 12 Abstain: 2

Abstain: 2

3: 15 PM: Bill on Reduction of Age for Election

Yes: 261

No: 23

Abstain: 2

3: 20 PM: Bill on Authorization of expenditure time frame for laying Appropriation bill, Passage etc

Yes: 252

No: 7

Abstain: 2

3: 30 PM: Bill on Inclusion of Section 141 of the Electoral Act in the Constitution.

Yes: 241

No: 16

Abstain: 1

3:40 PM: With voting on the clauses of the #ConstitutionReview complete, the House has now reverted to plenary where the Speaker is reporting progress on the consideration on the report.

The House completes consideration of the proposed alteration to the 1999 Constitution.

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