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Constitution amendment battle shifts to state assemblies

The 36 State Houses of Assembly will begin work on the proposed amendment to the 1999 Constitution any moment from now, The Nation gathered yesterday.

They are to consider the bills already adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives in respect of the amendment.

National Assembly sources said the adopted proposals have been transmitted to houses of assembly for consideration and concurrence.
The National Assembly Constitution Review Committee led by Senate Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu formulated 33 bills for the purpose of the constitution amendment of which 29 were adopted while four were rejected.

The source said that with the transmission of the adopted proposals to the state houses of assembly “the battle to amend the 1999 Constitution has shifted to the states.”

The Nation, September 3, 2017

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