Reps Considers Immunity For National Assembly’s Leadership

Drama as House of Reps rejects bill seeking special fund for South East development

House of Representatives is considering a bill seeking constitutional immunity for the top presiding officers of the national assembly.

The beneficiary of the bill if passed are the senate president, Deputy Senate President, and the Speaker of the house of Reps and his Deputy.

The bill who has passed the secondary reading during the plenary is part of the ongoing amendment of the amended 1999 constitution by the national assembly.

The constitution at the moment, provides immunity only for the president and state governors and their deputies.

The bill Sponsored by Odebunmi Olusegun was opposed by some of the lawmakers, but most of them voted for it.

 

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