Senate Constitution Amendment How They Voted


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

Presidential Assent

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.

Independent Candidacy

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.

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