The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday rejected a bill supporting the rotation of power across the six geopolitical zones was rejected by senators.
According to The Punch, the National Assembly argued that the bill sponsored by the lawmaker representing Benue South, Senator Patrick Moro, was mainly supported by the majority caucus.
In his lead argument, Senator Moro speaking on the bill titled, “A Bill for an Act to provide for the Rotation of Power and Other Related Matters therein 2022,” said, “If there is a law on power rotation in Nigeria, it will help to ameliorate the squabble for power, particularly the Presidency across the various six geo-political zones, and also promote unity in the country.”.
Taking the first swap against the bill, the ruling All Progressives Congress senator representing Kebbi South, Bala Na’ Allah, said the bill cannot seek legislation from the Senate or, by extension, the National Assembly.
He added that the bill should have been presented as one seeking to amend relevant provisions of the Constitution.
The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central), in his contribution, also kicked against the bill, making similar submissions like Bala Na’Allah, and many others.
Following other reservations, Senator Moro hurriedly withdrew the bill through Order 42 of the Senate Standing Rules.
Premium Politics had reported that the rotation of power bill which scaled first reading this year was being started by the senators yesterday, Tuesday.