30th June, 2010
The Edo House of Assembly has rejected 14 of the 41 sections of the Constitution as amended by the National Assembly.
It also rejected the amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
This Assembly’s action followed its consideration of report on the outcome of a public hearing on the amended bill.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that last week, the House received a letter transmitting the document to it for possible ratification
The House which on Tuesday considered the document section by section, unanimously rejected sections considered inimical to public interest.
It, however, supported a proposal which would make it legal for a serving legislator to move from the political party on which he was elected to another political party without forfeiting his seat.
The proposal by the National Assembly to transfer Sections 221 to 227 to the Electoral Act was also upheld by the legislators.