Confusion On Senate Floor Over Bill To Initiate Armed Forces Service Commison | TimeTestedNews

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A bill that seeks to establish an Armed Forces Commission stirred controversy on Wednesday in the Senate as the lawmakers.

It all started when Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Minority Leader presented the lead debate of a bill for the Establishment of the Armed Forces Commission 2021 for second reading.

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The lawmakers were sharply divided over the bill as those against it argued that it will cause more disunity in the country.

Senator Abaribe however noted that the constitution mandates the National Assembly to set up the commission.

The bill was later rejected during a voice vote and Senator Abaribe called for a division – that is lawmakers should vote individually.