ABUJA – The Senate has suspended moves to amend the Code of Conduct Bureau/Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCB/CCT) Act and Administration of Criminal Justice law.
The upper legislative body also pledged support for it president, Senator Bukola Saraki currently standing trial before the CCT on false asset declaration.
The suspension of the amendment initiated about a week ago followed criticisms from the civil society and the public.
The amendment sought to remove the CCB and CCT from being under the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and make the two bodies answerable to either the judiciary or the National Assembly.
The senators had argued that the move was to insulate the CCB and CCT from political interference, arguing that the SGF is a politician appointed by the President and as such could be used to manipulate the CCB or CCT.
The amendment bill had been initiated by Senator from Delta State, Senator Peter Nwaobosi.
Senator Ben Bruce confirmed the development in multiple tweets Wednesday.
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