The Anambra State House of Assembly become the third state after Abia and Ogun to pass the Fifth Alterations Bills of the 1999 Constitution from alteration one to sixty-six as adopted by National Assembly for the benefit of the people.
According to the Majority Leader, Dr. Nnamdi Okafor, the Senate and House of Representatives respectively had amended sixty-six sections of 1999 Constitution in March this year and forwarded the amended sections to all the state Houses of Assembly in Nigeria for consideration, since two-thirds of the states in Nigeria must pass it for it to become law.
Some of the alterations supported the final autonomy of state legislature, judiciary, local government and independent candidacy among others.
Speaker of the House, Right Honourable Uche Okafor read out the sixty-six alterations to the House, while the lawmakers supported it through a voice.
In his reaction, the member representing Nnewi North Constituency, Honourable Nonso Smart-Okafor, commended the House for concurring with the entire alterations as sent to them by the National Assembly, stressing that the alterations were made to capture the present realities of the country and meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
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