Saturday, April 16, 2016 8:09 am
Senator Olamilekan Adeola has distanced himself with the move by the Nigerian Senate to amend the Code of Conduct Bureau Act.
In a post on his Facebook page, Adeola said he was not in support of the move and had staged a walk-out, along with some of his colleagues when the bill was being steamrolled through.
The bill in two days had passed the second reading, sparking condemnation by lawyers and activists who condemn the morality of the amendment at a time the Senate President, Bukola Saraki is facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false asset declaration.
Said Senator Adeola:
“I am sure many of you have read that the bill to amend the Code of Conduct Act passed second reading today on the floor of the Nigerian Senate, with deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu presiding.
“Even though the majority in senate will always have its way, I and my constituents in Lagos West Senatorial District are not in support of the amendments to the Code of Conduct Act CAP C15 LFN 2004, which was sponsored by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
“I and some of my colleagues stepped out in opposition to the amendments.