Constitutional Amendment: Osun rejects three provisions

The Osun State House of Assembly has rejected three of the provisions in the proposed amendment of the 1999 Constitution and approved ten. 

During the House proceeding on Wednseday, the legislators rejected provision for independent candidature in elections (  section 7, 65, 106, 131, 177 and 228) , constitution alteration bill section ( 9) and period during which the President or governor shall lay the appropriation bill (section 81 and 121)
The lawmakers also ‘stepped down’ the amendments on Local Government Administration in Nigeria (Sections 7, 318 and part 1 of the fifth schedule ) and abrogation of Joint Local Government Account (Section 162) for public hearing. 
The Speaker of the House,  Mr Najeem Salaam,  said that  the two bills were stepped down so as to  consider the interest of the numerous stakeholders tied to the provision  of the  bill. 
Salaam said the assembly would organise a public hearing on the two bills that were stepped down to get stakeholders inputs. 


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