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25 state assemblies okay constitution review


Senate President Bukola Saraki PHOTO: TWITTER/ NIGERIAN SENATE

Twenty five out of the 36 state houses of assembly across the country have voted in affirmation of the constitution amendments passed by the National Assembly in July last year.

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday in Abuja took to his social media accounts where he confirmed and expressed his excitement about the development.He said the majority affirmation showed that “with the right vision and follow-through, we can achieve anything as a nation.”

According to Saraki, the process is a pointer to the fact that politicians from various walks of life and various parties can still come together to get things done.“I am excited about the news that 25 out of 36 states have voted on the #ConstitutionReview amendments that the 8th National Assembly passed in 2017.

“In 2015, when we first started the ambitious process to review the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we never could have imagined the level of support and participation that we would get from all of you — everyday Nigerians, members of the civil society, and political actors across the country.
“This is why the passage of the #ConstitutionReview amendments in 25 states across the country is a pat on the back of legislators at both the federal and state levels,” the senate president said.

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