SENATE CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT VOTES-JULY 26, 2017
Senators voted to amend Nigeria’s constitution on various bills, here is how they voted.
For Yes in Majority
Members of the Council of States
Authorization of expenditure.
Devolution of Power
Financial Autonomy of State Legislature
Distributable account for Local Governments to have their own special account
Democratic Existenee funding and tenure of LG
Immunity for legislators for Acts in Course of Duty
Time to conduct Bye Elections & Power to deregister parties
Time frame for submission of names of ministerial nominees
Submission of Ministererial Nominees with their Portfolios
35% affirmative action for women as ministers
Submission of Commissioners Nominees with their Portfolios
Submission of names of office of commissioners shall be attached with portfolio
35% Affirmative action for women as States Commissioners
Appointment of Minister from the FCT
Change of names of some LG councils: Ebonyi, Oyo, Ogun, Pleateau & Rivers.
The Nigeria Police Force to become Nigerian Police
Restriction of the tenure of President and Governor
Est. of Accountant Gen. of the Fed. Govt, different from Accountant Gen. of the
Separation of Office of the Attorney General from the Minister of Justice
Separation of Office of the Attorney General from the Commissioner of Justice
Submissions from the Judiciary
Determination of pre-election matters
Consequential Amendment on Civil Defence
Citizenship and indigenship
Procedure for Overriding Presidential Veto in Constitutional Alteration
Removal of law making power from Executive Arm
Investment and Securities Tribunal
Reduction of Age for Election
Authorization of expenditure time frame for laying Appropriation bill, Passage etc
Deletion of the National Youth Service Corps decree from CFRN
Deletion of Public Complain Act from CFRN
Deletion of National Security Agencies from the CFRN
Deletion of land Use Act from CFRN
Deletion of State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from CFRN
For No in majority
State creation and boundary adjustment.
Few Senators abstained from voting.
Below is the detailed breakdown of number of votes, the bills voted for and against.