Right group, SERAP faults Senators on call for immunity, pension

Written by on June 20, 2016

download (5)Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has strongly condemned as self-serving and despicable, the demand by some senators for immunity and life pension for presiding officers of the National Assembly after their tenure in office. SERAP’s statement followed the proposals by senators at a retreat on Constitution Review on Saturday.

Among others, the proposals want the President of the Senate, Deputy President, Speaker of the House of Representatives and his Deputy to enjoy life pension and immunity, since the executive and judiciary enjoy such privilege. But SERAP in a statement by its executive director, Adetokunbo Mumuni accused the Senators of wanting to use their legislative powers to alter the 1999 constitution in their favour so they can enjoy life benefits at the expense of millions of disadvantaged Nigerians who voted them into office.

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