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Immunity Clause: Saraki, Dogara, other incumbents won’t benefit from proposed immunity – Reps

Immunity Clause: Saraki, Dogara, other incumbents won’t benefit from proposed immunity – Reps

The House of Representatives has explained that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu as well as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and his deputy, Yussuff Lasun will not benefit from the proposed immunity for the presiding officers of the National Assembly in the ongoing constitutional amendment.


Addressing newsmen yesterday, the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas assured that the immunity clause which is already referred to the House ad-hoc committee on Constitutional Amendment will pass through the normal rigorous process.

He regretted that already some people had concluded that the National Assembly had given the presiding officers immunity, stressing that the immunity could be dropped by the ad-hoc committee which he said were made up of experts on constitutional matters who will also get inputs from knowledgeable Nigerians.

The House spokesman stated that the proposed immunity was not done in bad faith but was carried out for good governance, adding that for the fact that the debate took place in the chamber during plenary, did not mean that it had been adopted.


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