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Public Outrage Forces Senate to Drop Amendment of CCB, Tribunal Act

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Forced by public outrage, the Senate on Wednesday dropped the amendment of the Code of Conduct Bureau/Tribunal Act and the Administration of Criminal Justice Act. The upper legislative chamber shelved the debate on it for further legislative business.

The Senate took the decision after a closed door session, which started by 11:05am and ended at 1:43pm, on Wednesday.

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary, also called off the summon issued to the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, to appear before the Senate Committee over alleged fraud.

Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate
Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate

The lawmakers, however, expressed their resolve to stand by the embattled President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, during his ongoing trial by the CCT.

The Senate also asked all members of the chamber who have cases in court to drop such in the spirit of reconciliation.

Ekweremadu also set up a committee of two of each geopolitical zone to resolve the remaining issues dividing the Senate.

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