•Rules out consolidation of Senate, House of Reps
Delegate Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has encouraged Nigerians not to participate in unrealistic reasoning that the ninth National Assembly would convey another constitution, saying it comes up short on the order to do as such.
As indicated by an assertion by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, Omo-Agege offered the remark when he facilitated individuals from the Alliance of Nigerian Patriots drove by Ambassador Umunna Orjiako in Abuja.
The delegate senate president, who seats the Adhoc Committee on Constitution Review, clarified that the National Assembly had no forces to supplant the flow constitution of the nation however could just change it.
He refered to cutting edge vote based systems like the United States of America after which Nigeria’s official arrangement of government was molded just as Sections 8 and 9 of the 1999 Constitution (as changed), saying what is possible is piecemeal adjustment of the constitution.
Omo-Agege, consequently, encouraged those requiring a pristine constitution to channel their energy towards partaking effectively in the continuous change by the National Assembly.
“One of the issues you raised is the substitution of the 1999 Constitution. I am not entirely certain that we, as a parliament, have the ability to supplant the constitution. We can just make revisions. Furthermore, it is unequivocal in Sections 8 and 9 of the constitution how we can do that and the essential number of votes required.
“I state that in light of the fact that there are some top lawyers in this nation who, for certain reasons, continue saying that we don’t require any of this, that we should simply bring another constitution. We can’t do that. What we are ordered to do by law is to take a gander at those arrangements and bring them in the know regarding worldwide prescribed procedures, particularly to the degree that they count with the perspectives on most of Nigerians. So we are not in a situation to supplant this constitution but rather we can just alter,” he said.
The administrator depicted the proposition by the assignment that zones ought to swap states as another doublespeak for returning to the districts.
“We will investigate that if that is the thing that larger part of our kin need. You discussed devolution of forces. The dominance of perspectives we have gotten so far is that those 68 things are wide and need to shed some weight and move them to the Concurrent Legislative List,” he said.
On the call for rejecting of the upper authoritative chamber, Omo-Agege said;
“One of the issues raised by #EndSARS nonconformists was that the public authority ought to annul the Senate and union us with the House of Representatives. We are not in a situation to do that. Mr. President isn’t even in a situation to do that too.”
Prior, Orjiakor required the reconfiguration of the present 36 states structure into six zones as unifying units, extraordinary cut in the Exclusive Legislative List and extension of the Concurrent Legislative List, change of the National Assembly to a mixture official and Westminster frameworks, cancelation of security votes to be supplanted by normal security spending assignments and constituent changes to guarantee a really autonomous Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)