The bill seeking to legalize power rotation in Nigeria across the six geo – political zones has suffered set back in Senate during plenary on Tuesday.
The bill sponsored by Senator Patrick Abba Moro ( PDP Benue South) , was to pass second reading after his lead debate , but vehemently kicked against by many of the Senators who contributed to the debate on it .
Senator Abba Moro had in his lead debate on the piece of legislation said there was need for a law to legalise rotation of power across the various geographical divides in the country .
He posited that such a legislation if passed into law , would not only promote the principles of equity , fairness and justice among the various geographical divides but also ensure sense of belonging required for Nationhood of a heterogeneous country like Nigeria
But in their contributions , Senators one after the other , kicked against the bill on the grounds of running against provisions of the 1999 Constitution .
First to reject the move , was Senator Bala Ibn Na’ Allah ( APC Kebbi South) , who said the bill should have been presented as one seeking for amendment of relevant provisions of the Constitution and not just one seeking for legislation from the Senate or by extension, the National Assembly.
The Deputy Senate President , Ovie Omo – Agege ( APC Delta Central) , in his contribution , also kicked against the bill by making similar submissions like Bala Ibn Na’Allah , which made Senator Abba Moro to hurriedly withdraw the bill through order 42 of the Senate standing rules .