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Senate meet constituents over constitution amendment

08 November 2012, 09:03

Abuja - The Senate will proceed on a one week recess next week to enable senators interact and consult with their people in the 109 constituencies.

The senate spokesman, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia), who made this known in Abuja on Wednesday while briefing journalists, said the development was aimed at ensuring a holistic constitution amendment process.

He added that the recess would afford every Nigerians the opportunity to make inputs to the constitution amendment process.

``The senate will not seat in plenary next week because senators would go home to interact with their constituents on the constitution amendment process.

``The reason we are doing this is to ensure that there is opportunity given to all shades of opinion in Nigeria, on the matter,” he said.

Abaribe said that the senators would also interact with all the stakeholders in their respective zones on Nov. 15 and Nov.16, adding plenary session would resume on Nov. 20.

He called on Nigerians to feel free to air their views on every subject they were interested in the constitution amendment.

He, however, gave the assurance that the recess would not prevent the early consideration and passage of the 2013 budget.

Abaribe, who also spoke on the just concluded American election in which President Barrack Obama was re-elected, described the election as transparent.

``The process started from the primaries in which the best person won. There was no imposition of candidates; there was no deciding behind the people on who represents which party.’’

He added that the American election was instructive to Nigeria ``that no part of the country should be excluded from leadership.”

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