Senate rejects rotation of power bill

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The senate yesterday threw out a bill seeking to legalise the rotation of power in Nigeria across the six geo-political zones.

The bill entitled ‘A Bill for an Act to provide for the Rotation of Power and Other Related Matters therein 2022’ was sponsored by the senator representing Benue South, Mr. Patrick Moro.

“If there is a law on power rotation in Nigeria, it will help to ameliorate the squabble for power, particularly the Presidency across the various six geo-political zones, and also promote unity in the country,” Moro said in his lead debate.

The motion was first opposed by the APC senator representing Kebbi South, Mr. Bala Na’ Allah, who said the bill should have been presented as one seeking to amend the relevant provisions of the Constitution and not just one seeking legislation from the senate or, by extension, the national assembly.

In his contribution, the deputy senate president, Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central), opposed the bill and made similar submissions like Na’Allah, and many others.

Following other reservations, Moro withdrew the bill through order 42 of the senate standing rules.

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