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BREAKING: Senate Votes On Constitution Review Next Tuesday

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The Senate will next Tuesday vote on amendments to the 1999 Constitution, it was learnt on Tuesday.

The amendments are contained in the report of the National Assembly Joint Committee on Constitution Review.

Chairman, Senate Ad hoc Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution, and Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, disclosed this in Abuja.

He also invited members of the committee to a meeting scheduled to hold by 2 pm on Tuesday.

Omo-Agege, who presided over the plenary, disclosed that the report of the Constitution Review Committee would be laid tomorrow (Wednesday) during plenary and copies distributed to lawmakers.

He appealed to Senators to study the report ahead of consideration and ensure they are present during plenary next Tuesday to avail themselves of the opportunity to cast their vote.

According to him, for some provisions of the report to be considered and voted on, the mandatory two-thirds and four-fifth requirements of the membership of the entire Senate must be met by the Chamber.

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