The Senate yesterday commenced the process of amending the Code of Conduct Act, amid the controversy trailing the ongoing trial of Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The proposed legislation, entitled: “Code of Conduct Act CAP C15 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (SB 248)”, scaled the crucial first reading seamlessly in the upper chamber yesterday.
Another Bill that scaled first reading is the “Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 (Amendment) Bill 2016 (SB249).
Senator Isah Hamma Misau (Bauchi Central) sponsored the amendment bill.
Informed sources said a group of senators under the aegis of Like Minds Senators, met on Monday in the Maitama house of the Senate President, where the idea to float the bills featured.