The Senate on Wednesday made a u-turn in its determination to go ahead with moves aimed at overriding President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto on the Fourth Alteration Act 2015 which seeks to further amend the 1999 Constitution.
This was made known by Senate President, David Mark after a closed-door session stating, that the senators as lawmakers, would always abide by the law of the land, since the Supreme Court had asked them to stay further action on the document.
Mark said, “We are lawmakers, we will not be law breakers. In fact we are responsible senior citizens who should not be seen to be breaking laws in one way or the other.
“However the executive should not take the National Assembly for granted any longer”, he said.
The senators had on Tuesday vowed to begin the process of overriding the President’s veto today, by taking the first reading of the bill to adopt the gazette of the controversial amendment Bill.
It would also be recalled, that the chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Public Affairs, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, had suggested that the Senate would defy the apex court when he stated that “each of the three organs of government performs distinct functions and hence, one has no right to interfere in the duties of the other”.
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