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Falana  Lawyer condemns Senate over attempts to amend CCB Act

The bill for an Act to amend the Code of Conduct Act, which has passed first reading on the floor of the Senate, was sponsored by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

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Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has condemned the Senate’s attempt to amend the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Act.

The bill for an Act to amend the Code of Conduct Act, which has passed first reading on the floor of the Senate, was sponsored by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.

Falana said “Any amendment of the law under the constitution cannot and will not have retrospective effect. The amendment will not have any effect on pending cases in court.

“The excuse being advanced for the devilish agenda is jejune because the CCT, whose members are screened for appointment by the Senate, cannot be said to be under the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

“The proposed amendment also amounts to a conflict of interest because you cannot, because of one man, amend the law of the land. It will amount to an exercise in futility.”

Also speaking on the issue, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) said “It’s a surprise to me, because I really don’t know that our mentality has degenerated to such a level of self-service that the people, who were sent to the National Assembly to make laws for the benefit of all Nigerians, have started a process that will allow a complete crisis; an Act that corruption cannot be prosecuted.”

“To me, this is the highest level of shameless misconduct by the generality of the members of the red chamber. Obviously, there is no limit to the level of disgusting things they can do,” Sagay said.

Sahara Reporters alleges that the amendment is a plot by Senators loyal to the Bukola Saraki, to get him off the hook.

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