Activist condemns Senate amendment of Code of Conduct Act

Taiwo Ojedele, Lagos.

Nigerians have been urged to resist attempts by the Senate to amend the code of conduct and administration of criminal justice acts.

Civil rights lawyer and activist Liborous Oshoma gave this advice in an interview in Lagos.

He said the Senate will be shooting itself in the leg if it continues in this largely unpopular move to amend these two laws.

Mr. Oshoma described attempts by the Nigerian Senate to amend the code of conduct act as fraudulent.

He explained that the timing of the amendment by the Senate reeked of malice and must therefore be condemned by all well meaning Nigerians.

“Amending the code of conduct act on the grounds that it is an executive-judicial panel is taking one step forward and ten steps backward in the fight for a better society. It should be condemned by well Nigerians and the people should not allow it,” he said.

He further called on the people to begin the process of recalling any Senator involved in this amendment process.

The code of conduct bill passed the second reading in the red chambers last Thursday.

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