Constitution Amendment: President Jonathan Takes National Assembly To Supreme Court

Constitution Amendment: President Jonathan Takes National Assembly To Supreme Court

By News Desk | The Trent on April 23, 2015
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President Goodluck Jonathan

Following his refusal to assent to the amendment of the 1999 constitution as proposed by the National Assembly, President Goodluck Jonathan has approached the Supreme Court of Nigeria in order to stop any attempt by the federal legislators to pass the constitution amendment bill into law.

President Jonathan had written a letter to the Senate President, David Mark and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Aminu Tambuwal, giving reasons why he rejected the proposed amendment.

The Senate then asked President Jonathan to return the original copy of the 2015 constitution amendment bill sent to him for approval.

According to The Cable, President Jonathan on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, through the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke filed a suit at the Supreme Court with suit number SC/214/2015, arguing that the bill was not passed the four-fifths of the two chambers and as such did not meet the requirements stipulated in Sections 48 and 49 of the 1999 constitution.

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