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Bill To Confer Immunity On Senate President, Speaker Passes Second Reading

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 25th Feb, 2020 -

A bill seeking to confer immunity on the Senate President and Speaker alongside principal officers has passed second reading.

Femi Gbajabiamila
Femi Gbajabiamila
The House of Representatives has gone ahead with a bill to confer immunity on the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives despite opposition.
The bill which has scaled through second reading also seeks to confer immunity on presiding officers of the State House of Assembly to shield them from prosecution when they are occupying their offices
The bill sponsored by Segun Odebunmi was considered on Tuesday and passed through second reading despite opposition from members.
But Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila dissociated himself from the content of the bill saying when passed it should take effect from 2023 when the tenure of the current presiding officers would have expired.
The bill seeks to amend section 308 of the constitution to grant immunity to presiding officer of the state and National Assembly.
Details to follow…

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