Buhari rejects bill empowering NASS to summon president
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 22, 2023
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has stated the Senate will investigate the 19 Constitution Alteration Bills rejected by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
Ahmad Lawan said that the most striking of the 16 bills that Buhari assented to was the Fifth Alteration Bill No 6, which makes provisions for financial independence of state Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary.
Ahmad Lawan said that we sent 35 Constitution Amendment bills. Sixteen of them were approved while 19 of them were rejected. We will find out why those bills were rejected because we put a lot of resources into the process.
“We will continue to engage the executive and go through the bills and see if there are issues that we can deal with within the short period, we will continue to pursue them.