OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives on Tuesday, rescinded its earlier decisions on three Women bills that failed to scale through Constitution Review last week.
The move came a few minutes after the House held an executive session at the resumption of plenary on Tuesday.
According to the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, once we rescind these three clauses and take them again in the next few weeks, if we still at that point have a difference with the Senate, we’ll go for harmonisation.
“Harmonisation might not be the practice when it comes to Constitution Amendment because I’ve heard this thing argued here and there, but the Constitution under Section Five allows the House to regulate its own procedure. And we’ll be relying on the provision of the constitution to harmonise the differences between us and the Senate.
Hopefully, this will go through,” he said.
In line with this, the Speaker called for a voice vote on his decision and the majority of the House supported it.
The House ha last week Tuesday, while considering the 68 clauses submitted by its Special Adhoc Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution failed to garner 2/3 votes on these three bills relating to the inclusion of women in governance.