Senate has suspended a two-day retreat designed to articulate a response to President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto of alterations of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
Last Monday, the president returned the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Fourth Alteration) Act, 2015 to the National Assembly, citing legislative infractions on executive powers.
Senate President, David Mark subsequently read the letter to his colleagues at Wednesday’s plenary. The Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led Committee on the Review of the Constitution (CRC) consequently scheduled a two-day retreat to deliberate on the president’s objections and fashion out a response.
Daily Sun learnt that the retreat was initially billed for two days (Wednesday and Thursday) but two factors necessitated the shift. One was that the bill was not returned with the letter and secondly, the original copy was not returned to Mark.
The CRC subsequently directed that Mark write to Jonathan, requesting the original copy.