Senate passes Code of Conduct Act

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The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, October 27, passed the Code of Conduct Act for third reading. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter File photo of the Nigerian Senate in session The upper chamber also took to their Twitter page to announce its passage. The Senate passed the Code of Conduct act for second reading less than 72 hours after it passed through the first reading. The bill was sponsored by Peter Nwaoboshi representing Delta north senatorial district who said that the act does not contemplate criminal trial.

Senate passes CCB, CCT act for second reading The passage of the bill is a victory for senators under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against their counterparts in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP senators are largely supporters of Senate president, Bukola Saraki, who is battling to prove his innocence in a case brought against him by the federal government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal

Saraki’s CCT trial, Senate makes exceptional move Saraki is currently standing trial for a 13-count criminal charge filed against him by the federal government. Earlier today, Saraki lost his bid to stop his trial at the CCT, as the Court of Appeal dismissed his application. The five-man panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja said his trial should continue.

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