Senate Suspends Amendment Of CCB/CCT, ACJA Laws, Steps Down Petition On Marafa
The Senate on Wednesday suspended the ongoing amendment of the Code of Conduct Act which has passed second reading in the red chamber.
The bill, sponsored by Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP-Delta State), was last week referred to the committees on Judiciary and Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.
The legislative body also resolved to suspend amendment of Administration of Criminal Justice Acts (ACJA).
Similarly, the report of the Ethics Committee on Kabiru Marafa, a senator known to be opposed to embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki, was also stepped down.
These decisions were taken during the Senate’s closed door session on Wednesday.
The decision may not be unconnected to the criticism that has greeted the amendment bills since it was introduced on April 14.
Several Nigerians including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and several civil society organisation condemned the introduction of the bill which passed second reading in 48 hours.