Supreme Court Cannot Hinder NASS From Amending Constitution – Senate

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The National Assembly has yesterday threatened to flout the President on the amending of the Constitution, maintaining that the Supreme Court does not have the powers to prevent it from conducting its constitutionally stated duties.

In reaction to the ruling of the Supreme Court on the matter brought before it by the Presidency, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Public Affairs, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, challenged the recent constitution amendments enacted by the National Assembly but vetoed by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Senate spokesman confirmed speculations which had suggested that the National Assembly intends to override the President on the alteration to the constitution, when he insisted that, “The Supreme Court is wrong. The law does not allow one arm of the government to stop another arm of government from performing its duties.

“The Supreme Court cannot stop us from legislating and if they say that the Supreme Court is stopping us from making laws, it is misleading and it amounts to misreading the powers of the Supreme Court,” he said.



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