The Senate, on Tuesday, directed the Clerk to the National Assembly to transmit a constitution alteration bill seeking to provide for independent candidacy in presidential, governorship, national and state assemblies and local government councils elections to President Muhammadu Buhari for.
The Clerk was also directed to transmit to the president, constitution amendment bill Number 46, which seeks to include the presiding officers of the National Assembly in the membership of the National Security Council.
The two proposals were part of the constitution alteration bills transmitted to State Houses of Assembly for concurrence last year but not part of the 35 that secured the required approval of 24 out of 36 state assemblies.
Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, in a motion during Tuesday’s plenary, the Senate, after adopting the motion, directed the Clerk to the National Assembly to transmit the bills to the president for his assent.
The parliament had earlier transmitted 35 constitution alteration bills to the president for assent out of which 19 were rejected and 16 signed into law.