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Constitution Amendment Suffers: Delta Assembly Rejects 14 Clauses

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PHOTO: R-L: EMBATTLED SPEAKER OF DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, HON. MARTIN OKONTA AND DEPUTY SPEAKER, HON. BASIL GANAGANA.
PHOTO: R-L: EMBATTLED SPEAKER OF DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, HON. MARTIN OKONTA AND DEPUTY SPEAKER, HON. BASIL GANAGANA.


ASABA, July 01, 2010, (THEWILL) - Delta State House of Assembly has through vote in their today’s session rejected 14 out of the 43 amendments of the harmonized 1999 Constitution.

At the House plenary session which was presided over by Acting Speaker, Hon. Basil Ganagana, took the lawmakers about 30 minutes to vote on the harmonized changes to the Constitution by the National Assembly.

In their usual callous manner, there was neither debate by the lawmakers on the proposed constitution nor public hearing before the vote.

The motion for the amendment was moved by the House Majority Leader, Hon. Akpodiagaga Emeyese and seconded by Hon. Talib Tebite just as soon as the House commenced sitting.

The lawmakers however voted in favour of Section 65 (b) and 131 (c) as amended by the federal lawmakers which gives the nod to independent candidacy.

The legislators also voted in favour of section 145 which orders the President to write a formal letter to the National Assembly while proceeding on vacation.